Who doesn’t like a good steak now and again?
Red meat could very well be the death of you!
[via The Extinction Protocol]Read Meat Blamed In 1 in 10 Early Deaths
March 13, 2012 – WORLD – Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying early by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of early death by 12%. The study found that cutting the amount of red meat in peoples’ diets to 1.5 ounces (42 grams) a day, equivalent to one large steak a week, could prevent almost one in 10 early deaths in men and one in 13 in women. The scientists said that the government’s current advice that people should eat no more than 2.5 ounces (70 grams) a day, around the level the average Briton already consumes, was “generous.” Dr Frank Hu, co-author of the study, said: “Given the growing evidence that even modest amounts of red meat is associated with increased risk of chronic disease and premature death, 2.5 ounces (70 grams) per day seems generous. The bottom line is that we should make red meat only an occasional rather than regular part of our diet.” Red meat often contains high amounts of saturated fat, while bacon and salami contain large amounts of salt. Replacing red meat with poultry, fish or vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods cut the risk of dying by up to one fifth, the study found. –Telegraph [Read More]
In the manner one might expect.
[via HuffPo] Everyone’s heard of Angry Birds, but what about angry cows?
While training for a cross-country bicycle race, Melanie Spigelmyre was riding with her ten-person cycling team on Trimmer Springs Road in Fresno when they happened upon a herd of free-range cattle. It was as she attempted to make her way though the herd that Spigelmyre was attacked by a bovine bully.
“As soon as I came around the corner, he just barrels and t-bones me, sending me about 30 feet down the hill,” Spigelmyre told ABC News 10.
Luckily, Spigelmyre only suffered some bruises on her elbow; however, her gear didn’t escape the encounter quite so intact–both her bike frame and helmet sustained some serious damage.
When it comes to cycling in the country?