[ExI] Pink Slime

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 20:39:05 UTC 2012

2012/3/13 Kryonica <kryonica at gmail.com>:
> But this morning on BBC news we were once more reminded of the dangers of
> eating red and processed meat...
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17345967

### I am mildly skeptical of the red meat kills claims. It's true that
red meat contains significant amounts of iron which is toxic to
mitochondria. Modern humans bleed less, usually do not have intestinal
parasites that cause iron loss, and eat more meat than many ancestral
populations and as a result may accumulate unhealthy amounts of this
element. The overexposure to iron is postulated to be cause of shorter
lifespans in men as compared to women who are protected from iron
overload at least during their reproductive years. Men tend to have
higher levels of ferritin, a measure of pro-inflammatory processess,
than women and children. A recent randomized controlled study has
shown that reducing irons levels in middle aged men by phlebotomies
lead to both lower ferritin levels and lower all cause mortality (!)
which is the absolute no-proxy genuine real result in any medical
intervention study.

So if you like meat and if you are worried about it killing you, just
donate blood on a quarterly basis which is sufficient to keep your
ferritin levels below 50 and should completely protect you from meat's
poisonous impact.


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