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 Post subject: The Bacon Study that wasn't ... or was it?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:17 am 
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If y'all are on other social media, you've seen this:

http://newrisingmedia.com/all/2013/9/30 ... ive-longer

Given that the study was 1.5 years ago, I'm not sure why it's getting so much attention now. As usual, popular media coverage is rather inaccurate.

Here's the press release published by the actual scientific institute: http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/arch.../1309 ... b/index_EN

What's actually interesting about this -- not bacon, which is not mentioned in this Swiss study -- is that it directly attacks the whole "antioxidants for health" mantra which the American vitamin industry has been pushing. It's part of a growing trend of evidence than an excess of antioxidants may actually bad for you and accelerate aging, and that "free radicals", as alarming as they sound, aren't actually bad for you.

There's been more relevant studies (i.e. on mice and rats instead of roundworms) which show that excesses of two antioxidants, vitamins A and E, are bad for long-term health. So knowing that increasing B3, an oxidant, is good for long-term health -- if it can be proven on an animal more like humans -- shows even more that current popular vitamin regimens are just wrong.

Not that bacon being high in niacin is bad news for bacon-lovers, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bacon Study that wasn't ... or was it?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:07 pm 
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Following up on this, I was doing internet research into niacin. I was all set to start taking niacin suppliments (since I won't eat bacon), and then found out what else had a lot of niacin ... coffee.

So an all-American breakfast, at least from a niacin perspective, is health food ...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:12 am 
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But it is a chemical!! It can't be good for you!


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