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BBQ Linked to Prostate Cancer

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  1. Lil Pun

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    Scientists Find That Barbecue May Encourage Prostate Cancer Growth

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compound formed when meat is charred at high temperatures -- as in barbecue -- encourages the growth of prostate cancer in rats, researchers reported on Sunday.

    Their study, presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, may help explain the link between eating meat and a higher risk of prostate cancer.

    It also fits in with other studies suggesting that cooking meat until it chars might cause cancer.

    The compound, called PhIP, is formed when meat is cooked at very high temperatures, Dr. Angelo De Marzo and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported.

    It appears to both initiate and promote the growth of prostate cancer in rats, they said.

    "We stumbled across a new potential interaction between ingestion of cooked meat in the diet and cancer in the rat," De Marzo said in a statement.

    "For humans, the biggest problem is that it's extremely difficult to tell how much PhIP you've ingested, since different amounts are formed depending on cooking conditions."

    For the study, Yatsutomo Nakai and other members of De Marzo's team mixed PhIP into food given to rats for up to eight weeks, then studied the animals' prostates, intestines and spleens. They found genetic mutations in all the organs after four weeks.
     
  2. Lil Pun

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    So remember, tug your boat after you enjoy some of Behad's eats. LOL! :D
     
  3. Isabel

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    tug your boat? lol, hadn't heard that one before.

    I was just going to rub it in that it's apparently OK for us to eat BBQ, but not y'all. Since, you know, we don't have prostates. :) But I guess there are always the intestines and spleen to worry about.
     
  4. A-Train

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    If there's a body part with which a guy will have problems no matter how well he treats his body, it's the prostate. I think it's worth the risk. The only thing that would keep me from eating BBQ is if it caused the schlong to spontaneously fall off...
     
  5. emjohn

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    I work at MDACC, and these came across our desks about 6 months ago or so. I could care less. No matter what you're talking about, there's a study somewhere that links it (+/-) to cancer.

    IMHO, all it does is keep people far too worked up about minor risks. Just keep it basic:
    Don't smoke, don't go overboard drinking, workout a little, get routine checkups as you get older.

    Evan
     
  6. RocketsFanSam

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    I agree with emjohn. It seems now a days stepping outside has a risk of cancer linked to it. Meh... what can ya do.
     
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    thanks, doc. i feel better already...
     
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    You'd be surprised how hard it is for most to even follow that small amount of advice. (especially the working out part)
     
  9. thadeus

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    When I first looked at this thread title, I thought it said, "BBS Linked to Prostate Cancer."

    Then I thought, "Oh, poor RM95."
     
  10. macalu

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    i guess i'm *****ed b/c i BBQ about twice a month.
     
  11. JamesC

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    Eating high amounts of anything isnt good for you. This is the same as eating too much red meat causes cancer. I dont eat BBQ on a regular basis but I love it. When I eat a lot of it I try to balance it out with some some fresh fruits or something high in fiber.
     
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    And wasn't there another study that showed that marinading the meat in just about any of the standard marinades reduced the carcinogens but a significant amount?
     
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    This information should be suppressed.
     
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    Me likey the charred meat... the crusty parts are the best.
     
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    Twice a month? I eat it twice a day sometimes. At least 4 or 5 times a week.
     
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    You guys should read "The China Study." The author puts forth some very compelling proof linking cancer to the consumption of animals (specifically, animal protein). He found that he could literally "turn on" and "turn off" cancer in rats by controlling their protein intake. There was another, absolutely huge study involving millions of people that he did which showed a clear link between diet and most diseases in humans, including cancer and heart disease.

    It makes sense, really. There is so much bad stuff in meat, and pretty much nothing bad at all in fruits and vegetables. It follows that a completely vegan diet is obviously the best way to prevent and control chronic disease. You don't need a medical expert to tell you that. It's common sense.
     
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    well, what i didn't write was I BBQ for the week on Sunday....enough for lunch and dinner until about Thursday.
     
  18. Cohen

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    Of course you meant animal protein intake.

    And although I agree w/ you...mostly...moderate amounts of unscorched, low fat meat when consumed with fiber (vegetables, not starches) is prob not too risky at all and possibly beneficial overall.

    And were you aware that a pretty strong anti-carcinogen is found in beef? (CLA)

    Overall, looks like berries are about the top superfood.
     
  19. HayesStreet

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    A vegan diet IS a chronic disease. Good lord, no bacon? No BBQ? That's like living life as a vegetable! :D
     
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    Hilarious! :D
     

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