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Offline Eric

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“Finally! A prescription with side effects you want,” says a new print public service announcement from The Cancer Project. “Research shows that fruits, vegetables, and other low-fat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and even improve survival rates.”  For information on a vegetarian diet...

I have heard this as a radio ad in the evening during Alice Cooper's show on my local classic rock station

I don't know how you guys feel about this but it pissed me off

Humans and our ancestors ate mostly meat for 7 million years but all the sudden the crackpot studies of the past 30 years have turned all that around

Better get your 6-11 servings of bread today guys!

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Re: The Cancer Project and Anthony Hopkins encourage a crappy diet
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 06:19:21 AM »
I'm with you on this!  Be very skeptical of studies, no matter where they come from.  The first question to ask: Who funded this study?

There is too much confidence put in studies these days.  Studies are often open to interpretation.  Does the average person have the background necessary to critically review the study?  Not likely.  There's a lot of junk science out there.

As an aside to this, just to show the perception out there, I used to work along side some of the best pathologsts in the country, and at various post-mortems, every so often, no cause of death could be found.  How many times to do you see that on TV - never!  They always seem to know everything, especially on CSI.  The first time it happened, I naturally was stunned and asked why no cause was found. The pathologist said, "...the public thinks we have all the answers, but in reality there's a lot we don't know yet..." 

Sorry, I'm on a bit of a rant, but I use that story to illustrate that science still has a long way to go...


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Re: The Cancer Project and Anthony Hopkins encourage a crappy diet
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 12:56:09 PM »
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“Finally! A prescription with side effects you want,” says a new print public service announcement from The Cancer Project. “Research shows that fruits, vegetables, and other low-fat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and even improve survival rates.”  For information on a vegetarian diet...

I have heard this as a radio ad in the evening during Alice Cooper's show on my local classic rock station

I don't know how you guys feel about this but it pissed me off

Humans and our ancestors ate mostly meat for 7 million years but all the sudden the crackpot studies of the past 30 years have turned all that around

Better get your 6-11 servings of bread today guys!


Now, are you sure it as an advertisement from The Cancer Project et al? What I'm asking is are you sure it wasn't some pro-vegetarian group just quote-mining a study?