Acid Reflux Drug May Lead to Heart Disease
Oh great…. Basically I’m going to be dead by the end of the weekend.
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Look at the health news that we have learned this week. Yesterday the big news was that omega-3 fish oils increase a man’s risk for prostate cancer by 70%. Now, many people have been led to believe that omega-3 fish oils — people gobble that stuff — retards and delays or prevents, whatever, cancer. It turns out there’s a direct link in a rather large human trial sample size between omega-3 fatty acid fish oil pills and prostate cancer.
We also learn that it’s a total myth to reduce salt intake in order to promote health. It turns out it doesn’t matter, and I’ll tell you, you know, I didn’t realize this when I was talking about this yesterday. Somebody made the point to me that there are a bunch of American corporations, who, upon being pressured by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actually have reduced the salt content of their foods. The processed food industry, for the most part, have actually reduced the salt content of their foods and made them less appetizing, have made their products taste worse, all on the pressure of a big government nanny, Michael Bloomberg. It turns out now to be of no significance whatsoever when it comes to your health. It’s a matter of preference. There’s no need to be worried about salt intake.
There was a third one, I’m having trouble remembering off the top of my head what the third health realization was. What was it? Salt, fish oils, omega-3. (interruption) No, I discovered exercise is irrelevant for weight loss 35 years ago. It’s not diet soda. There was some health thing turned upside down. Anyway, I’ll remember it. Here’s the one today, and stand by. Common acid reflux drugs — we’re talking about Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Tagamet, that kind of stuff, this is not Tums and Rolaids. (interruption) No, no, no. I’m not gonna attack Big Pharma. Once again we’re attacking a bunch of politicized health Nazis.