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Flatophonia: The Art of the Musical Anus

A menagerie of weird studies published in nutrition journals.

January 20, 2010 |
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K. Osada, M. Curran, M. Kurachi, K. Tsunoda, and K. Yamazaki. Effect of an orally ingested mug-wort and mushroom extract mixture on urine odor from aged mice. Biosci., Biotechnol., Biochem., 72(5):1249-1256, 2008.

T. S. Esposito, I. P. G. Amaral, D. S. Buarque, G. B. Oliveira, L. B. Carvalho Jr, and R. S. Bezerra. Fish processing waste as a source of alkaline proteases for laundry detergent. Food Chem., 112(1):125-130, 2009.

T. S. Esposito, I. P. G. Amaral, D. S. Buarque, G. B. Oliveira, L. B. Carvalho Jr, and R. S. Bezerra. Fish processing waste as a source of alkaline proteases for laundry detergent. Food Chem., 112(1):125-130, 2009.

J. Y. Kim, Y. H. Yang, C. N. Kim, C. E. Lee, and K. I. Kim. Effects of very-low-carbohydrate (horsemeat- or beef-based) diets and restricted feeding on weight gain, feed and energy efficiency, as well as serum levels of cholesterol, triacylglycerol, glucose, insulin and ketone bodies in adult rats. Ann. Nutr. Metab., 53(3 - 4):260-267, 2008.

S. Benjakul, S. Phatcharat, A. Tammatinna, W. Visessanguan, and H. Kishimura. Improvement of gelling properties of lizardsh mince as influenced by microbial transglutaminase and fish freshness. J. Food Sci., 73(6):-239, 2008.

B. Kilinc, S. C. I, A. Cadun, T. D. I. Ncer, and S. Tolasa. Chemical, microbiological, sensory and color changes in warty venus (venus verrucosa) flesh during marination. Journal of Muscle Foods, 19(4):385-398, 2008.

Jirapinyo P, Densupsoontorn N, Wongarn R, Thamonsiri N. Comparisons of a chicken-based formula with soy-based formula in infants with cow milk allergy. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr., 16(4):711-5, 2007.

Guo-Yuan Xiong, Xing-Lian Xu, Xiu-Bai Zhu, Guang-Hong Zhou, Shua Shi. Effects of withholding food and/or water supply on the quality of meat from rex rabbits. Journal of Muscle Foods, 19(4):374-384, 2008.

Ugeskr Laeger. [Flatufonia--or the musical anus]. 170(51):4219-21, 2008.

Acknowledgements

Transcript

I like to end these talks with my top pick for study-of-the-year, but before I get to the top finalist, I thought I might briefly share some contenders for last place. For example, money was spent sniffing the effect of mugwort and mushrooms on the urine odor of aged mice. Or how ‘bout this one: How to use fish guts for laundry detergent. Taxpayers paid for an investigation of the structure of tomatoes by means of quantitative nuclear MRIs. We now know, ladies and gentlemen, what the inside of a tomato looks like.
The effects of a horsemeat-based Atkins diet on rats was studies, as well as how to improve the gelling properties of ground lizardfish, because you know there’s nothing worse than runny lizardfish jello.
What are the sensory and color changes in warty venus flesh during marination—because if the color’s off or something just forget it.
The meat industry continues to try to get rid of their byproducts. You’ve heard of soy infant formula, dairy infant formula, how about chicken-based formula for babies. Don’t worry the, meat is blenderized so as to be easily sucked through a rubber nipple.
See, I don’t just read journals like plant medica, phytomedicine, I read the Journal of MuscIe Foods. Not foods for muscles, mind you, but foods made out of muscles.
What might one find in a nutrition journal of meat? Articles about how to starve bunnies, of course. Starved rabbits, have the highest ripe meat ratio, and therefore the best barbequed bunny can be obtained by withholding food.
On a lighter note: from a Norwegian medical journal, “\Flatophonia: the art of the musical anus is reviewed The man could blow out candles from yards away—a true fartiste.
You’ll notice that the 13th edition of this book, published in 1727, was not only reviewed by the college of physicians but “approved by several Ladies of Quality.”

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. There are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. There are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/herehere/ HereHere

    There is obviously a lot of disgusting research going on and getting published. I had no idea there was a “Journal of Muscle”. I feel sad for all the animals that were tested on for such seemingly pathetic uses. Really, I thought paid research had to go through ethical review boards to focus on reducing the number of animals, finding a replacement (non-animal), and refinement (to find ways to reduce suffering and harm to the animal research subjects), referred to as the 3 Rs in research.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joclaire.corcoran Jo-Claire Corcoran

    I hope the horse meat study took into account that most horses raised in the US are not raised under food safety guidelines and are therefore given many substances which are banned from use in ANY animal intended for human consumption.

  • Confused Rich

    An August 19 article by Dr. Mercola states ” a healthier alternative to vegetable oils are saturated fats from animals and vegetables … your body cannot function without saturated fat.” This is the exact opposite to what you claim in your articles and videos.