Smoking: As Safe As Meat And Cheese

Dave Killion — March 6, 2014

Well, it seems smoking might be no more unhealthy than enjoying a diet rich in meat and cheese. Of course, as I have pointed out recently, researchers and lazy journalists can only say so in a back-handed, inflammatory fashion –

“A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.

High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death from cancer or diabetes, and almost double the risk of dying from any cause over an 18-year period, researchers found. However, nutrition experts have cautioned that it’s too early to draw firm conclusions from the research.”

Too early to draw firm conclusions? Perhaps… but clearly, not too early to present the research in as alarming a fashion as possible.


Melissa says

A 24 hour observation to disprove an 18 year study? I’m convinced! Um… can I bum a smoke?

— March 6, 2014

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