2 (Mon) November 2015
by Philippine Airlines
on Flight PR 469
-Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean-
The Prodigal Son Returns to Score Drugs, Day 4 (see previously 6.300 Shrimp Dumplings).
In Seoul. Took sick leave and flew home Friday to get treatment for this cough that I can’t seem to kick, now into the 17th day. Flying back to Manila tonight.
A week ago, the Organization released a report concerning the carcinogenicity of consuming red meat and processed meat. The findings, derived from a meta-analysis of over 800 previous studies, conclude that red meat is “probably carcinogenic” based on “limited” evidence, while processed meat is “carcinogenic” based on “sufficient” evidence.
In light of alarmist misinterpretations, however, I should clarify that the conclusions don’t mean that eating a steak (red meat) or a hotdog (processed meat) would kill a person outright. Rather, the risk increases depending on the amount of consumption over time : 50 grams of processed meat per day (e.g., a hotdog) = 18% risk of colorectal cancer, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease — sounds about right (no definitive data on red meat).
As the blog would attest, I tend to eat maybe 2 portions of red meat per week (about 200 grams), maybe 1 portion of processed meat per month (about 100 grams), so I should be alright.
The meals on PR continue to disappoint (see most recently 6.272 Chicken), making me long for a hotdog.