What's killing us this week?

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by shemp » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:02 am

Fucking magnets, how do they work?
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Doctor X » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 am

Only a clown would ask that.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Bruce » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:26 am

My body is well buffered.

That's right.

I'm buff. 8)
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:10 am

The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

Two more companies recalled their ranitidine drugs, generic forms of Zantac, over concerns they may contain a carcinogenic substance.

That burning feeling in your chest after you eat a heavy meal could be heartburn. Or it could be worry over the drugs you’ve taken to treat that heartburn. Among the top medical stories of 2019 was the discovery of contaminants in common medicines, and ranitidine—best known as Zantac—took up a large share of those headlines. A cancer-causing substance known as NDMA has been repeatedly found in one of the most popular antacid drugs in the United States.

The scary news continues in 2020. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced voluntary recalls of prescription forms of ranitidine by two generic drug companies, Appco Pharma and Northwind Pharmaceuticals, bringing the total number of ranitidine recalls to 14 in the past five months. The agency also reported that Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalled three lots of Nizatidine (Axid), a similar drug, again because of NDMA.

This week’s recalls are a new cause for alarm for the 15 million Americans who take ranitidine at prescription levels, and the millions more who regularly take lower-dose, over-the-counter versions. More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month. Zantac was once the best-selling drug in the world.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 am

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain [in mice]

New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.

Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it is not healthy for humans.

It certainly is not good for mice. The new study, published this month in the journal Endocrinology, compared mice fed three different diets high in fat: soybean oil, soybean oil modified to be low in linoleic acid, and coconut oil.

The same UCR research team found in 2015 that soybean oil induces obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in mice. Then in a 2017 study, the same group learned that if soybean oil is engineered to be low in linoleic acid, it induces less obesity and insulin resistance.

However, in the study released this month, researchers did not find any difference between the modified and unmodified soybean oil's effects on the brain. Specifically, the scientists found pronounced effects of the oil on the hypothalamus, where a number of critical processes take place.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 011620.php

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by sparks » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:05 am

What? No mention of Avocado oil? :)
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 am

I don't think I've ever bought a bottle of soybean oil. I suspect processed food makers use it though.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 pm

Generic "vegetable oil" tends either to be or mostly to contain soybean oil.
It depends somewhat on commodity market fluctuations.

It used to be cottonseed oil, but then folks realized that's not food.
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