Thursday 16 August 2012

One Egg McMuffin Too Much

On the day that Australia rejoiced at the endorsement of plain packaging for tobacco, one of the most prevalent arguments for a precedent not being set was that fizzy drinks, fast food and alcohol are perfectly acceptable in moderation whereas just one cigarette is deadly.

It hasn't hampered the world's best cyclist too much, mind (click through for pics if you haven't seen them).
Stripping off to reveal his athletic body in the eatery, the 32-year-old sportsman soon wandered outside where he treated himself to a glass of wine and a cigarette.

Letting a pal light up his nicotine fix for him, Wiggo seemed happy and relaxed as he enjoyed the balmy evening.
Meanwhile, in America, Michelle Obama was bristling when another World Champion admitted to following her two gold gymnastics medals with - shock horror - a McDonald's Egg McMuffin!

It doesn't play very well for Mrs Obama's snobby crusade against fast food when a world class gymnast proves that anything is OK in moderation, does it?

Now, ask yourself this. If it's wrong for a finely tuned athlete to enjoy just one breakfast burger, what do you think they're going to say about your more lax body ingesting the same? Not to mention, of course, the no safe level of alcohol claim for alcohol or paralysing fizzy drinks.

It's not so much if branding will be taken from other products now, as which one will be next.


nisakiman said...

Egg McMuffin? Bloody lethal.

"Data were available in 1262 patients; mean (SD) age was 61.5 (14.8)
years; 47% were women. Carotid plaque area increased linearly with age
after age 40, but increased exponentially with pack-years of smoking and
with egg-yolk years. Plaque area in patients consuming <2 eggs per
week (n = 388) was 125 ± 129 mm2, versus 132 ± 142 mm2 in those consuming 3 or more eggs per week (n = 603); (p < 0.0001
after adjustment for age). In multiple regression, egg-yolk years
remained significant after adjusting for coronary risk factors.

So watch out, second-hand yolk is going to be the next mass killer...

Dick_Puddlecote said...

I'll take it off the link tank if you've already seen it, then. ;)

Legiron said...

Does this mean I now have to dip my cigarettes in my boiled egg?

truckerlyn said...

Saw article in the Daily Mail that said eating 2 burgers a week causes cancer!
I guess this means that anything they want to ban now and in the future will 'cause cancer' if not banned!
Utterly amazing that cures for cancers are, at best, hit and miss and mostly trial and error, yet these lobby groups and so called charities can say, with certainty it seems, that anything enjoyable will cause cancer!
As far as I believe, we all have cancerous cells in our bodies. Some people have the type of cell that WILL become active, no matter what they do (unless they die of something else before this happens) and others have the type of cell that won't become active. Hence, no matter what you do you are either destined to get cancer or not! Very simplistic, I know, but how else can it be explained that some who live healthy lifestyles get cancer and others who do everything that apparently causes cancer, and never get it, despite living to a ripe old age?
Am sure someone will tell me!!