Saturday, 13 August 2011

Bacon alert

That was the headline in my newspaper. The article went on to report that "eating just one sausage a day or two slices of bacon raises the risk of developing diabetes by 50 per cent, according to a Harvard study".

Apparently researchers found that eating just 50g (1.8oz) of processed red meat daily raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 50g of processed red meat is equivalent to two rashers of bacon (since when have they been called "slices"?) or one sausage. They obviously haven't seen the sausages produced by my butcher. You get just six of those to the pound - sometimes - and they aren't half bread crumbs.

To my way of thinking, the secret of a happy life is to ignore all those warnings about coffee causing cancer or bacon causing diabetes or marmalade causing something else and just get on with life practising moderation in all things.

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