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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Change your dietary habits, especially (MCD and Burger Kings) French Fries and KFC Potato wedges are to separate your soul from your body...

I admit, I was to be able to empty an entire tray of Pringles alone...

Article 1
Article 2

But I knew it: Things that taste good are lethal! shrug

Who wants to live forever? umm wink


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:eh, doesnt seem like enough to really worry about. I mean i smoke, plus i lve food. I definatly dont want to live forever and im working on that everyday smile

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:with all the preservatives-I'll leave a good looking corpse

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

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Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:well preserved my grandad used to say biggrin life is for living, and i dont think i will be doing it without all the yummy things biggrin moderation is the key they say...interesting though.

if i could be a busy busy bee...


FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Ah well, smokers do know acrylamide (which is not a preservative)...

Basically it's said to cause cancer (not sure wich type) but if I happen to develop cancer I will sue Pringles (as having been my primary source of junk food)... wink


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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

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Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:http://www.vialls.com/transpositions/smoking.html

Personally I like the above link. It's slightly biased, but interesting and quite ponderous....


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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:hmmm., but what is the ACTUAL safe limit for acrylamide? it mentions what the EPA guideline is for a glass of water but that's the Environmental Protection Agency, they're more worried about chemicals damaging fish, causing algae etc, at no point in either of those did it say what the recommended safe limit for humans was

http://enhs.umn.edu/5103/acryl/harmful.html

this seems to mention the acute toxicity level as 300mg / kg of body weight so the bigger you are the safer you are... and if you eat that much McD's and pringles you'll get quite big wink


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13919
Posted:Ok, hold the presses.

STOP OVERREACTING

There are small quantities of toxic chemicals in EVERY SINGLE FOOD THAT EXISTS. Peanuts have small quantities of aflatoxin-B1, which is the single most toxic chemical known to man. All fried foods with starch in them have acrylamide. ALL of them. And since all foods have carbohydrates in them, including meat (which has glycogen), then all fried foods will have acrylamide in them.

If you want to be 100% safe, kill yourself. It's the only way to avoid injury.


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:ok carcinogens and preservatives lol

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Motley
Motley

addict
Location: UK
Member Since: 9th Oct 2005
Total posts: 434
Posted:It's fairly widely known that acrylamide forms during the cooking process (as the article says, particularly with frying). The article is incredibly misleading in its attempts to villify fast food outlets. Fact is if you have a bbq at home you'll probably get more acrylamide forming than you do from chips from a fast food outlet, not to mention other carcinogens like benzo[a]pyrene. I'm not condoning fast food outlets here, theres a lot wrong with them, just trying to give a balanced perspective. Also cancer risk from acrylamide in food is probably very low compared with other sources. I'm not familiar with the statistics but "A few thousand cases per year" is probably a drop in the ocean, that statement is misleading in itself because you'd be hard pushed to proove any statistic for cancer caused by acrylamide in food because of the many confounding factors.

/rant over



jarle
jarle

Lv15 Ranger
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:My diet used to be shot to pieces, my inherent laziness plus a few very-well placed fast foods near work/uni contributed to Maccas/HJs/KFC/whatever making up about a third of my weekly meals. A month ago I decided that whenever I had any type of junk food (including 'healthy' alternatives, like the local bakery) I'd transfer $100 from my spending account to my savings account, and so far it's working OK.

I find it annoying though when people insist on telling me that take-away is so bad for you, trying to give the impression that eating one meal or combo will leave you overweight and you'll die. As Motley pointed out, even a few thousand a year in nothing compared to how many people eat regularly at such places. And again with confounding variables - it's very difficult to pinpoint fast food as a single cause of cancer; what if those who have a higher risk of cancer are psychologically attracted to fast foods? Could it be that those who eat fast food as a main part of their diet are likely to not exercise as much? The list goes on....


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