Finally the Truth About Food

November 16, 2007 at 2:58 am | Posted in health care, humor, irony, Miscellaneous | 2 Comments
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For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition
and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting
nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and
suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.



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  1. Every time someone comes up with a study that promotes some author or professor or company, I have to wonder about the context.

    For instance, what is the ratio of miles walked per person per day vs. heart attacks, with respect to language, amount of fats, red wine, and cholesterol in the diet? What is the proportion of cold (iced or chilled) foods and drinks? What is the correlation between months of breast feeding as an infant and later heart attacks? What about number of siblings?

    On the other side of the question, what tends to be the leading cause of death for those that are suffering fewer heart attacks? I mean, we all die. What if everyone in Elbonia (to swipe Scott Adam’s fictional nation) dies of brain hemorrhage by age 35 – so very few live long enough to develop heart disease?

    Often some factor – such as a single glass of wine a day, and Japanese fishermen have fewer heart problems or strokes. Well, duh. Fishermen work hard, daily. Put adult white males in the US to hard daily work – not the boutique crap at a spo or health club, actual, rope-in-hand hauling, work – and I wonder what happens to the health effects of a formerly sedentary life style?

    I am not convinced we know enough about family dynamics – the interaction of pheromones, hormones, health, and people living in proximity. Could the isolation of two adult families from other families matter? What about the health impact of adults and children sleeping in the same moderate to small sized room? What about a large room, or each sleeping in individual rooms? What are the relative health impacts of people living in crowded apartment complexes vs. spacious condos, or suburban single-family dwellings? What about people living in a common extended family dwelling?

    As long as drug companies and bible thumping moralists fund these studies, I guess I will just have to wonder.

  2. great post!

    Um, I mean…

    ¡gran poste!

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