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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Health - That's Nice To Know

I confess, I've always liked pate de foie gras. Actually, I like anything that has fat and salt in it. When I found out how foie gras was produced, I decided my tastebuds were less important in the grand scale of things than the torture of a helpless animal. I no longer eat foie gras. So it gives me great joy to announce that it's actually quite bad for you. Well, some of you, anyway. Chances are, I'd be one of the lucky sods who would contract something disgusting and die in agony.
"Eating foie gras probably won't cause a disease in someone who isn't genetically predisposed to it," said Alan Solomon, the lead author on the paper, and a specialist in amyloid-related disorders at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville.

But, "people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or other amyloid-associated diseases should avoid consuming foie gras and other foods that may be contaminated with fibrils."
I don't have any of those, yet.

So now I can feel all virtuous, in a backpatting sort of way. Pah! So much for your foie gras, my friends in the Culinary Mafia. I pick my teeth at you.

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