Let Them Eat Cake to keep well

@p1kef1sh (45640)
June 16, 2008 12:01pm CST
I am staggered. Absolutely blown down. I have always subscribed to the view that you needed to eat at least five fruit or vegetables a day, eat low fat meat or none at all. Regular aerobic exercise and maintaining you height in proportion to you weight is also vital to longevity and good health. But new scientific research conducted on no less that 20,000 Britons aged between 18 and 90 has concluded that all our healthy eating, regular exercise and weight management is not only unnecessary, but positively life threatening!! One of the UK's leading nutritionists, Professor Paul Thuroth-erwon, at the University of EtonDrinque in Berkshire ran this huge study together with colleagues at the Brigadoon School of Nutrition in Scotland over a five year period. The sample groups were divided equally into two. Half led the conventional "healthy" life and the other half did no appreciable exercise, consumed high calorific foods, men swallowing not less than 4,000 calories per day and women 3,000 per day. The "unhealthy" group were not permitted to consume more than one fruit or one vegetable a day throughout the study period. Each study member maintained a detailed diary over the study period recording their food intake and exercise regime. Each month every group member was weighed and received a detailed cardio vascular examination. During the five year period, no fewer that eight hundred and seventy three of the "unhealthy" group actually died. But a further one thousand five hundred and twenty one of the "healthy" group died also. Several of the "healthy" group died whilst jogging or taking part in other exercise. Of the "unhealthy" group, virtually all who died were over the age of 75 and died of age related disease. This contrasted sharply with the "healthy" group, where those that died were predominantly in their 40s. The Brigadoon Director of Sports Science, Sucha Legge-Pullar said that she was satisfied that as a result of this study she would have to recommend to the British Government the immediate cessation of the British Football, Rugby and Cricket Leagues. Colleagues at the State Department in the US are also considering urging US universities to withdraw spots scholarships. Seems fat is friendly. What do you think?
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@nannacroc (4049)
16 Jun 08
Everyhting in moderation, that's waht I think. Except excercise where you should do as little as possible. his researcher is a man after my own heart. I tend to vary a lot with eating, some days it's entirely junk others it's healthy eating.
@nannacroc (4049)
16 Jun 08
Only the ones who were born here. You do talk codswallop at times.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
Got you going though. Read those peoples names again and the scientific establishments that they work at.
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@nannacroc (4049)
16 Jun 08
But I've met them so what's the problem with the names?
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@Abby123 (261)
17 Jun 08
U nawty little leg puller you!!wicked boy,off to the corner now!
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
Abby don't you know that "nobody puts p1ke in the corner" lol ooh I've come over all Patrick Swayze! lol xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Abby I couldn't help myself. See what a wicked mind I have. But Mummymo's right. I'm always in trouble so I go there automatically. Although she has a special way of telling me off. LOL. I'll let her tell you what she threatens.
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
What do you mean threaten I have every intention of carrying through with this threat! xxx
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
16 Jun 08
That is interesting and amazing. I wonder maybe if stress has anything to do with it? If you are constantly concerned about what your eating because it has to be healthy then maybe internally people are stressing themselves out. We don't usually think about eating unhealthy stuff we just do it and like it most of the time. There really isn't any stress in that until later when you ask yourself why didn't I eat healthy... This is a very interesting study...
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
I find it fascinating. You can only wonder at who would dream this stuff up Skinny.
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• United States
17 Jun 08
Someone who has more time on their hands than us??? LOL
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
16 Jun 08
FAT IS MY FRIEND!! lol It is amazing these studies. i don't really take them to heart though. Perhaps the "healthy" group had some undiagnosed problem to begin with. What if half of the "unhealthy" group had members of their family to live over 100 and there were many of them? There are ju8st too many things to consider, you know? BUT I do like the outcome of the survey!! LOL I don't think I will eat over 300 calories a day, but the occasional treat doesn't seem so threatening!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
Totally amazing. Unbelievable stuff isn't it.
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• Australia
17 Jun 08
Yes you are right, this is totally unbelievable but funny!
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
16 Jun 08
LOL That's hilarious. Well, I guess they've gone and proven the Twinkie theory true. Legend has it that the man who created the Twinkie snack cake ate one everyday of his life and lived well into old age with a strong heart and good health. Perhaps preservatives help "preserve" us????
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
Glad that you enjoyed it. As Nannacrocodiles said. I do talk codswallop at times!
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@agfarm (930)
• United States
16 Jun 08
The fact that this Doesn't Make Sense is why it is taking Place. I know a Beautiful 24 yr. Old. I plan to BAke him a Chocolate CAke for him this Afternoon. LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
Then feed him well and seductively Ag.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Wow! This is good news for those of us busting our behinds to get fit and healthy to live longer. I don't know if I would go as far as the study did but I seriously need to change my ways because I am so unhealthy it is not funny that is why I am buying a bike to ride to get healthier. This is one of those things where it means you can have your cake and eat it to sounds like.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Enjoy your cycle rides. Shame you don't live closer to RJ Scott, then you could cycle together!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Yeah it is always good to bike together with someone. Where I live it is alot of hills and curves. Plus I live about 10 miles from town. I would one day like to be able to ride there and back without having a heartattack..lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Don't do anything risky. I don't want to lose you. LOL. By the way are you in Sitka Alaska?
@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
I see that I am bringing my children up in totally the wrong way now p1ke and I have to say that I am sure they will be devastated not to be allowed fruit , veg and exercise anymore! Just one little question - do we have to live this way every year or just the years when Brigadoon exists! xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
You only have to live this way on the days that Gene Kelly comes to you house and sings to you. Hope that you can manage that Mummymo. LOL.
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
OMG p1ke did you realise that he was still alive and living in our shed? this means I shall have to live this way for ever! lol xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Only if he comes out more often the every 100 years!
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17 Jun 08
Regular exercise and healthy eating is essential to life Fishwish,if we all ate pies we would become a nation of fat bar-stewards----come to think of it-----
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
That's just what the "experts" above say. Got to slouch on the sofa now.......
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19 Jun 08
Sounds like sumthing from Little Britain Fishwish
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Jun 08
I stopped of in Codnor and bought this little bag of worms for you by way of a peace offering..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Has one of them got a hook in it? Don't want to be P1ke a la Ruby tonight!! LOL.
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@ruby222 (4848)
19 Jun 08
HA...Pike a la Ruby..wrapped in tin foil with a few almonds on the top...soinds OK to me!
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Wow this goes against all traditional thinking that in order to live long you have to be healthy and excerise .. Better tell Cyn that are classes will kill us. LOL!! But seriously I think if you don't go over baord with being a health nut that you should be fine. LOL!!! I don't jog so I'm ok there but I do like pilates and strength training but It's been so long and now I just want to do it to get back into shape. LOL!!!So I guess I shouldn't and just grab the icecream out of my fridge and add some syrup to it. LOL!!YUM!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
How is our favourite fitness fanatic? I'm missing her but I can guess why she's busy. Send her my love. Not long now! I think that it's important not to believe everything that we read Bella. The two experts mentioned in the report sound to me like the result of an over active imagination! Wonder whose?
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• United States
19 Jun 08
LOL!!! I know what you mean. But hey we can only dream and yes I can send cyn your love.
@dorypanda (1584)
17 Jun 08
Ah, yes, I heard something similar done by the 'University of Atlantis', I think the research was done by Proffesor I.B.Leavethis. I tend to agree with all of the research there. I am technically 'clinically obese', but if you look at me you'll see that I don't look particularly fat. I'm healthy and happy, so I don't see why I need to exercise more than I already do. I eat what I like and like what I eat. Life's too short for diets and to fill it up with exercise. Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we diet...............but tomorrow never comes! ;)
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@dorypanda (1584)
17 Jun 08
I just read some of the other responses to this and I think it's amazing how so many people really believe everything they read!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
The University of Atlantis is a most august academy. I believe that it was there that they discovered that Aerial washes whiter, but only when the Little Mermaid was not in the clutches of the Sea Witch. People don't always read, even though they see Dory.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Jun 08
I'm taking the blind fold off now to watch you pull my other leg as I did so enjoy you pulling the first one! ROFL Well done P1ke. Let's see how many people really 'get' it! I've always subscribed to the notion that 'you're born, you live, you die' and in between you're taxed. The rest is all just talk and balk and who really pays attention anyway! ROFL
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
A few haven't paid attention to his story Sparky. I really ought to do something more profitable with my time!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Jun 08
Well at least it's in the right category! Because it's obvious that some minds here are rather messy and not reading properly! LOL So no worries, you're doing fine!!!
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@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
16 Jun 08
whatever they said, sounds okey, but I do belive one get a time and date to get here; and another one set to be gone; no time or date. It's the way I see it. Just Matuzalen, remained alive on earth, until his 900 years birthday. What about it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
He only got to 900? Was it the vegetables or the donuts that got him in the end! LOL.
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@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
17 Jun 08
Wish I knew the precription; so I've started on it, some time ago. Guess we must ask the Lord, himself; he let him get there, is like I said one never kowns when will depart this place or where one is going. But for sure we all going somewhere.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Jun 08
P1ke..I've read something similiar about this and have never been a runner or jogger and now I'm glad..so let me eat cake and I'll take chocolate please!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Budge up I'll join you ate the soda fountain.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jun 08
You think that you are so cute and that we would not catch on to your little Sucha Legge-Pullar joke. Actually, there is quite a lot of truth to your little funny. I believe that a person is going to be what they are regardless to what they do, eat, or don't do. God created us all to be a certain way and that is how we are going to be.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Not everyone got it Rozie. If it brought a smile then I am happy. Take care.
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@Abby123 (261)
16 Jun 08
This study is amazing!!!such brilliance comes from the study of emminent people...it would be great if you were able to give me the link to research this little star a bit more in depth.thx so much!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
With pleasure. The link is on my profile page.
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
woww... this is really an interesting research... and the results really amazed me too... sounds like they are encouraging people to live an unhealthy life and they will live longer and healthier compare to those people who live a healthy life... but i don't really believe on this study completely... i still choose to live a healthy life to keep me healthy and live longer... take care and have a nice day...
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Jun 08
Please live the life that you wish for yourself Lingli. I am sorry, this discussion is a joke that I made when I was bored earlier today.
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@ruby222 (4848)
16 Jun 08
In 1963 they held a similar study in Auchtermuchtie,where two volunteer teams partook of two different menus.Professor A.Angus stated that no harm would be done by consuming large quantities of battered cod and chips.The nigerian nutritionist Dr Loosapowndatoo pointed out that the high fat content contained in Prof Angus`s diet could have harmful effects on the arterial functions,and his group were given their daily calorie intake in tablet form.A swiss nurse namely Amy Fatankles involved in the study collated the information from the two groups on a daily basis.The outcome of this study was very much the same as the study that you have talked about in your discussion.Neither group suffered any ill effects over the two week trial periods of the diets .Yet again another interesting report . Fat free or fat laden..does either have any bearing on our longevity??
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
Touche Ruby.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jun 08
as A diabetic I dont think I am going to change my healthy diet on the word of one study as I am doing just fine this way and before I was not. I do know that for myself if I do not eat enough fat my skin gets so dry and irritated it makes me feel ill so we must have some fat in our diet. but this study really blew my mind. lol.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jun 08
I'm very pleased that you finally got it Hatley. See what the product of an idle 15 minutes will do!
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