Yes, it’s true. Research I have just completed, drawn from personal memory and thousands of kilobytes of information gleamed from online sources, finds a direct link between being born and dying. Fully one hundred percent of individuals alive today will die at some point in their lives (+/- a statistical variance of 1%). Hard to believe but true. Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, please take the necessary precautions.
In other bullshit health-related news, I came across this article today: Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70% | Mail Online
Yes, fish oil is apparently bad for you, so go ahead and add fish to the list of foods you should avoid – alongside ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ELSE. So, you’ve been warned: Whatever you do, DO NOT EAT. It’s the fastest way to an early grave.
According to findings in “a” (singular) study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, [individuals with]: “…the highest levels of omega-3 in their blood were 71 per cent more likely to develop fast-growing, hard-to-treat prostate tumours. They were also more likely to contract the slower, less deadly form of the disease, with the overall prostate cancer risk raised by 43 per cent.”
This is terrible news, especially for Japanese men, one of the world’s biggest consumers of fish (oily and otherwise) who, curiously, also have one of the lowest rates of prostate cancer in the developed worldwide (http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2007/).
But how could this be? On the one hand, you have this “one” (singular) surprising new study telling us fish oil MAY be bad for us while, on the other, you have the contradictory FACT that an entire nation of Japanese men who consume A LOT MORE fish oil than the global average actually suffer A LOT LESS prostate cancer. Hmmm. Who to believe? Who to believe?
P.S.: This study on the dangers of fish oil and natural supplements brought to you by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle which happens to be funded by big pharmaceutical companies who, it goes without saying, always have
their your best interests at heart.
Someone else calls bullshit on these findings: http://drgeo.com/something-is-fishy-about-omega-3s-causing-aggressive-prostate-cancer
In other news:
Here’s another interesting study that suggests “upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals”: Rich people are dicks and here’s the proof! dangerousminds.net Not all rich people, of course, just most of ‘em. Via PBS Newshour: In a series of startling studies, psychologists at the University of California at Berkeley have found that “upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals.” Ongoing research is trying to find out wha… I believe we already discussed one of the potential reasons here: https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/november-30-2012-on-parental-responsibility-and-time-travel-ii/
Hey, speaking of potential psychopaths – Michael Vick was in the news the other day. Sort of. An open letter to Vick from the person who adopted one of his fighting dogs: Dear Michael Vick: Your Champion Is Deadredleafentmedia.wordpress.comDear Michael Vick: Your Champion is Dead,Mike, just thought you’d like to know that on June 19th of this year, your Grand Champion Fighting Dog, Lucas, finally succumbed to the disease he was infec…
And there’s wonderful news that Vick’s football career may soon follow suit: The Eagles May Cut Michael Vick Altogether If (When?) Nick Foles …
Damn. If only I’d come across this article had come out a little earlier. Now THIS would have been the perfect gift for birthday boy and foodie Martin Gero: $275,000 Buys a Trip to Every Three-Star Michelin Restaurant in the World. Ah, well. There’s always next year I suppose.
In sort-of food-related news, check out how “classy” Charles Saatchi informed wife, Nigella Lawson, that he’s divorcing her: Nigella Lawson’s Husband Divorces Her in a Newspaper
If superhero movies have taught us anything it’s that common folk are helpless and incompetent – in addition to other valuable lessons…The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to birthday gal Janet!