Safe as Milk

Tipped by Alcantara, it seems that eating milk and cheese produces a death rate and cancer rate that is pretty much the same as that attributed to smoking.

So, maybe it wasn’t smoking doing it after all? Hands up who thinks that that is what they concluded. If your hand is up, you’re an idiot.

They also failed to notice the corollary. If cheese is as dangerous as smoking then smoking is no more dangerous than cheese. Take one step more and smoking is as safe as milk. We know a song about that, don’t we? I do, and now you will too.

Coincidentally, the Captain’s first line here is ‘Cigarette died when I washed my face’.

The last line is ‘I may be hungry but I sure ain’t weird’ which is, perhaps, a little more questionable in his case.

13 thoughts on “Safe as Milk

  1. Milk is healthy and the perfect baby food for….calves. Fact. Of course it’s not designed for humans nor we for it. The magic of our bodies means we can digest it, most of us , most of the time. Of course it is going to have downsides.


  2. Eating lots of meat and cheese in middle age is as deadly as smoking, according to scientists


    Shun meat, says UN climate chief – 2008

    “People should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming, says the UN’s top climate scientist.

    Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will make the call at a speech in London on Monday evening.
    UN figures suggest that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport.”

    Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet – 2009

    “People will need to turn vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.
    In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

    Direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.
    Lord Stern, the author of the influential 2006 Stern Review on the cost of tackling global warming, said that a successful deal at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases.”

    Whitehall turf war saves cows’ hides – 2009

    “It all began when officials at the Department of Health decided to part-fund a piece of independent research looking at how health professionals could help combat the effects of climate change.

    The scientists came up with a rather courageous idea. Why not kill 30% of Britain’s cows and sheep?

    Not only would this help save the environment; it would also make us healthier.”

    And when you won’t give up to “Save the Planet”…..

    Eat less red meat, Government scientists warn – 2011

    Britons will be warned that they must cut their consumption of red meat to reduce the risk of cancer, following official advice from the Government scientists.”

    “Last year, Sir Liam Donaldson, the then Chief Medical Officer for England, said cutting consumption of all meat by 30 per cent would prevent 18,000 premature deaths a year.”

    It’s all very predictable.


  3. Those nasty effects are only for you youngsters under the ager of 65, those of us older than 65 can eat fuck-all to our heart’s content.

    And I do!!!!


  4. Expect Jamie’s new series, “Lip-smacking Low-cost Locust Dishes”


    These bad boys are super tasty, really easy to prepare and won’t eat a hole in your budget. Jamie shows you how to prepare mothership roasted locust and what to do with those leftovers – locust wings marinated in oil and balsamic vinegar and sauteed in sundried tomatoes and olives. Served with Sainsbury’s own range rice they’ll satisfy the hungriest kitchen supper guests.



  5. Eating fat is good for you: Doctors change their minds after 40 years

    “Other experts have added their voices to his controversial call to end 40 years of advice to cut saturated fat – which has been described as “the greatest medical error of our time”.
    They claim the guidance has left millions of people at risk of developing cardiovascular ­disease and “led to the over-medication of millions of people with statins”.

    The public could just as effectively protect themselves by eating “real” food such as butter, milk and cheese and adopting the Mediterranean diet.”

    “According to DiNicolantonio, this advice is based on misleading data from the 1950s, when pioneering researcher Ancel Keys theorized that saturated fats caused heart disease.

    Keys had access to data on fat consumption and heart disease rates from 22 countries, but excluded data from 16 countries that did not fit his hypothesis, DiNicolantonio said.

    A subsequent analysis of all 22 countries’ data disproved Keys’s theory. Nevertheless, the notion that saturated fats cause heart disease has persisted, DiNicolantonio said.

    He cautioned that guidelines urging people to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats do more harm than good.

    “We need a public health campaign as strong as the one we had in the seventies and eighties demonizing saturated fats, to say that we got it wrong,” he said in a related podcast.”

    Nice to have a bit of good news for a change.


      • Oddly – becaue I love salt on everything, I prefer unsalted butter. Few other people seemed to, maybe beczuse for some reason it’s always more expensive. My local Asda did, however, sell out of Lurpack unsalted I’ve no doubt because the drones are terrified of salt and are too dim to realise how little there must be in a scraping of butter.


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