Inflame-Broiled [Death By Food]

Red Meat Spurs Cancer Progression

…a non-human cellular molecule called N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Neu5Gc is a type of glycan, or sugar molecule, that humans don’t naturally produce, but that can be incorporated into human tissues as a result of eating red meat. The body then develops anti-Neu5Gc antibodies – an immune response that could potentially lead to chronic inflammation, as first suggested in a 2003 PNAS paper by Varki.

“We’ve shown that tumor tissues contain much more Neu5Gc than is usually found in normal human tissues,” said Varki. “We therefore surmised that Neu5Gc must somehow benefit tumors.” It has been recognized by scientists for some time that chronic inflammation can actually stimulate cancer, Varki explained. So the researchers wondered if this was why tumors containing the non-human molecule grew even in the presence of Neu5Gc antibodies.

“The paradox of Neu5Gc accumulating in human tumors in the face of circulating antibodies suggested that a low-grade, chronic inflammation actually facilitated the tumor growth

:: via Science Daily ::


Sandwich filled with ground beef, bacon, corn dogs, ham, pastrami, roast beef, bratwurst, braunschweiger and turkey, topped with fried mushrooms, onion rings, swiss/provolone/cheddar/feta/parmesan cheeses, lettuce and butter on a loaf white bread.

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3 thoughts on “Inflame-Broiled [Death By Food]

  1. after nodding thoughtfully over the bulk of this post and feeling good that my meat intake is low, i then scrolled down and immediately started salivating. oops.

  2. what’s interesting to me (after I went and read all of is that this image isn’t a picture of why meat is bad, but an image of waste. Namely this photo is made cool by being a photo of More Food Than Any One Person Needs.

    A better point might be that the majority of the photos on that site contain meat/animal products.

  3. @wildcard – I’d say it was both wasteful and why eating meat *like that* is really bad. but that’s basically what you’re saying so I’m just being difficult.

    @orange – that made you salivate? wtf. I will acknowledge that meat can indeed be yummy (the turkey sandwich rules) but that sandwich is a disgusting mass.

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