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Statins, Fast Food and Happy Healthy Meals at McDonalds

You MUST be kidding me. What type of culture do we have when we let people east the crap they want then hand them pills and tell them not to worry? Ok, what’s driving my emotional response to this? This post on LabSpaces: Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk, scientists say. You can see it now…..”double burger, super size fries, two of those McFlurries and a coffee. ” Thank you sir….and here is your batmobile with an ejector providing a 3 pack “statin-surge”.

As Lab Spaces reports “Dr Francis, from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London, who is the senior author of the study, said: “Statins don’t cut out all of the unhealthy effects of burgers and fries. It’s better to avoid fatty food altogether. But we’ve worked out that in terms of your likelihood of having a heart attack, taking a statin can reduce your risk to more or less the same degree as a fast food meal increases it.”

Yes…AVOID the fatty food…or at least exercise afterwards! I enjoy a McFlurry as much as the next kid but then I’ll go swim a mile, or run 5km, or cycle 20 miles. I think I can burn it off instead of “statin-it-out”.

The interview follows with “”When people engage in risky behaviours like driving or smoking, they’re encouraged to take measures that minimise their risk, like wearing a seat belt or choosing cigarettes with filters. Taking a statin is a rational way of lowering some of the risks of eating a fatty meal.” then thankfully add “The researchers note that studies should be conducted to assess the potential risks of allowing people to take statins freely, without medical supervision. They suggest that a warning on the packet should emphasise that no tablet can substitute for a healthy diet, and advise people to consult their doctor for more advice.”

But what are they encouraging…it’s really an acknowledgment that because fast Food is goddamn tasty that we should have toys for kids and pills for adults. What will it be “Happy Meals” for kids and “Healthy Meals” for adults…because Mickey-D’s will throw in a six pack of statins? What’s next…viagra at the bar….feel free to drink as much as you want gents…these pep-pills will support your inebriated performance. Don’t worry, be happy…eat crap, drink like a fish…the pharma industry has you covered. And any profits are purely accidental…

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2010 in Humor

 

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New Shower Curtains and Our Health

Following on from my recent posting about the Autoimmune Epidemic comes a report that new shower curtains can be bad for our health.

Now, while it’s true that chemistry causes emotional responses in the public when such reports are released what is interesting to read is that the work was done by the Virginia-based Center for Health, Environment & Justice and “The Center for Health, Environment & Justice sent a letter to 19 major retailers Thursday informing them of the new report and encouraging them to stop selling PVC products.”

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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