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USA: This is your brain on meatMarch 22, 2007
The March 21, 2007 edition of the New York Times featured an article called "Prevalence of Alzheimer's Rises 10% in 5 Years." It began: "More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a 10 percent increase from the last official tally five years ago, and a number expected to more than triple by 2050." Alzheimer's disease, it seems, now afflicts 13% of people 65 and over, and 42% of those past 85.
But, dear reader, there's a cow-shaped risk factor sitting in the corner-ignored by the newspaper of record (and essentially all major media outlets). And it's a very mad cow(...)
How safe are Americans from being exposed to the human variant of mad cow disease? In France, a nation with only 5.7 million cows, 20,000 are tested each week with 153 found infected in the year 2000. Out of the nearly 40 million U.S. cattle slaughtered annually, only about 1000 are tested. You do the math.
Link: Sonnenberg, Brophy at odds over cattle feed bill
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