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Old 04-08-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Fruits, Veggies, Cancer study

Study: Fruits, Veggies Have Little Effect on Cancer - AOL News

Another study to get us confused
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I don't buy it. I'm pretty sure brussel sprouts cause cancer. And isn't tobacco a vegetable?
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I don't buy it. I'm pretty sure brussel sprouts cause cancer. And isn't tobacco a vegetable?
It is if you are a tobacco worm.

Vodka is a vegetable if it is potato vodka. OTOH, grain vodka is bad for you.

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Yeah, I bought some French tequila once. I'm pretty sure it gave me cancer. Or something with similar symptoms.
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Vodka is a vegetable if it is potato vodka. OTOH, grain vodka is bad for you.
That's why I drink vodka and tonic water with a twist. You got yourself a veggie serving, a fruit serving, a little H2O to keep yourself properly hydrated, and you got that mediciney / healthy sounding tonic stuff. They should serve them in health food stores.
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I knew it! I told my mom that green peas were bad!
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Was this study sponsored by the Twinkie Institute ?
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I hope its correct. I barely touch veggies and am far to low on fruits. Its pills and fiber for me. Nothing I have tried can cure my aversion to veggies.
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I don't buy it. I'm pretty sure brussel sprouts cause cancer. And isn't tobacco a vegetable?
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Vodka is a vegetable if it is potato vodka.
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That's why I drink vodka and tonic water with a twist. You got yourself a veggie serving, a fruit serving, a little H2O to keep yourself properly hydrated, and you got that mediciney / healthy sounding tonic stuff. They should serve them in health food stores.
Great tips. I really need to spend more time here in the health forum – it’s clear the people who post here are quuite focused on quality of life and add a unique view I’m unlikely to find elsewhere.
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The worst symptoms I ever had came from tequila ( cactus is a plant right) or the stomach flu I had last week. Oh yeah they were similar.
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aaagh.... "veggies." When did everyone start talking baby talk?

Sorry, just a pet peeve...I don't even talk baby talk to babies! Only to cats

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Veggies! What's wrong with veggies! Great word!

My brother-in-law loves to say "weg-e-tub-bels" with an Indian accent while doing his head side-to-side. I could do that!

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aaagh.... "veggies." When did everyone start talking baby talk?
I'm with you Amethyst. I have a male friend that says taters and mash-er-taters for mashed potatoes. It pains me even to write it because I can hear him say it as I write.
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"And some dietary rules are still sure things. Red meat has long been linked to cancers of the digestive tract, and obesity is a known risk factor for several cancers. "

Well if obesity is a known risk factor for several caners, doesn't it make sense to eat fruits and veggies as opposed to fried foods and sweets? I sure don't eliminate fried stuff and sweets totally, but I have been eating more apples as snacks and less fried foods and I have lost some weight. Seems to me if I can get to a desirable slim weight, my odds of reducing cancer risk will be better. Fruits and veggies is a good way to help get there.
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Researchers suspect that those who consume more fruits and vegetables are also less likely to smoke or drink to excess, and more likely to exercise regularly and avoid red meat. Those factors, rather than fruit and vegetable consumption, could explain their lower rates of cancer.
I think this is more to do with with the lower chances of cancer than simply increasing the amount of fruit and veg you eat. I sure hope so as DW and I are in this group (we do eat some red meat, maybe once or twice a month).
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Yep, no red meat in this one. Safe as houses.

KFC's Bacon Sandwich On Fried Chicken "Bread" Starts Killing People Nationwide April 12 - The Consumerist
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Which brings me around to this:

Why Shouldn’t Vegans Eat Oysters? - Idea of the Day Blog - NYTimes.com

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Biologically, oysters are not in the plant kingdom, but when it comes to ethical eating, they are almost indistinguishable from plants.
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Its best to simply eat a variety of healthy foods IMO. Fruits, Veggies, Meats, etc... i swear by raw dairy as well.
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Its best to simply eat a variety of healthy foods IMO. Fruits, Veggies, Meats, etc... i swear by raw dairy as well.
Just curious, where do you get the raw dairy? Back in the Midwest it was illegal to sell raw milk; we got it from a farmer who just left a price list out; you had to know where the farm was and use stealth.

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