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The Dose makes the Poison. If you drink too much water, you die from water poisoning. If you eat too much junk, it’s bad for you. If you live too long, you get cancers. RISK assessment is something we no longer do – we just panic over every little thing. Food security used to be an issue – where there really wasn’t enough food for everyone to get enough to eat on a daily basis. This lead to all sorts of horrible health conditions. Now we have OTHER health conditions because we have SURPLUS food. But that’s no reason to panic – educate yourself about your own risks, and make decisions about your own lifestyle choices. And that fry in your happy meal is NOT going to kill you, whatever some egghead looking for another grant to study salt says.
It’s not the fry as much as it is the quality of the meat used to make a $1 burger
Tooo many words, should say:
“Every bit of food leads to cancer”.
So junk food causes cancer but according to other studies, pesticides on fruits and vegetables cause cancer even organic because the levels just need to be below an “acceptable” level, meat causes cancer, tap and bottled water causes cancer. So in a nutshell, life causes cancer. Many people who eat very healthy get cancer and many who eat junk food diets never get cancer. It’s essentially a lottery.
Every breath of air you take increases your risk of cancer.
The news went decades back and forth about whether coffee did or did not cause cancer. Then it was Vitamin D and wine. Butter and eggs were swapped out for trans fats and egg substitutes. There are a whole slew of viruses that are probably one of the biggest associations for many types of cancers. I will be eating and sodium laden grilled bratwurst and drinking beer on Superbowl Sunday.
don’t let them instill fear in u. of course to much of anything is no good for u. if you exercise regularly, eat right, you can enjoy some garbage, but don’t over do it
The only thing that doesn’t increase the risk of cancer is death.
Though I am sound of health I wish I knew how toxic junk food was years ago. It is just as cheap to eat healthy food, except it takes a bit longer to prepare it.
Has this study been verified through independent experimental testing? How can a responsible news source not ask that question? It really matters whether or not a “study” is hypothetical or has been confirmed through independent testing.
Another over-hyped Association Study (as opposed to harder, real science), with the predictable cry to restrict people from eating what they like — for their own good of course.
Sorry but far too broad a term saying “junk food.” In order for this to have practical value, specifics have to be established. Not just the term “junk food” as if that’s a known thing. So what am I talking about? Go snap off a fresh ear of corn from your friendly neighborhood farm. Let’s bring that ear of fresh corn back to our house, shuck it and boil for 5 min. Now let’s put on just a little butter (or you can leave it off) and a light sprinkle of salt. Yum! So good and healthy, right? WRONG! I just finished my dissertation on what happens to corn in the alimentary canal and throughout the digestive process. It’s absolute GARBAGE converting into simple sugars and even more simple starches. Your body could not tell the difference if you ate a slice of “junk” Wonder Bread® sprinkled with sugar and salt. So is corn “junk food?” So how silly this all is?
corn is horrible for humans and cows that are forced to eat it…..the butter is good for you….totally backwards what we are taught. If everybody is healthy we wouldnt need Pharma or Doctors on the scale we have now
That is absurd.
Disseration paid for by whom, to prove what?
Simple sugars are not bad for you, nor are simple starches.
The butter is OK if you don’t each it all the time in excess, the salt is not good if you are getting too much of it.
Just regular corn, assuming it’s not GMO or treated with pesticides is fine as long as you don’t eat too much of it.
Junk food in general means processed food. Food that has additives in it … a long ingredients list.
Corn is not junk food, but your comment and attitude is pretty junky.
What was that, a dissertation for the Republican Troll of the year?
Harry Hinson once said to me, and I quote him precisely; “The older you are, the more likely you are to die.” I thought that was genius!
I guess take a look around at the elderly people, see what they’ve been eating and their lifestyle that got them to this point. I had relatives that made it to their late 80’s that were by no means going over the top with health food. Live in moderation and work on keeping stress at bay.
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