Doctor's Note

The link to the previous video I referenced is Carcinogens in the Smell of Frying Bacon.

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How else can we protect our lungs? See Preventing COPD With Diet and Treating COPD With Diet.

For some context, please check out my associated blog post: Heading Shrinking from Grilling Meat

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  • Matthew Ciuccio

    And most certainly don’t grill your children!

  • Michael Roth

    Many food stores intentionally exhaust cooking fumes from their deli department into their entrances. It has been shown to increase the amount of food purchased in that store. I try not inhale, just like Bill Clinton.

  • Laloofah

    Just in time for all those Super Bowl tailgate parties.

  • Thea

    The absolute best restaurant in my town, bar none, is a vegan Chinese place. Absolutely delicious! I recommend looking around your town to see if you have something similar. I live in a relatively small city and we still have a restaurant like this. It is not advertised that way, so you have to look to find it. Maybe your city will have something similar – all the traditional Chinese foods you are used to, plus other dishes, and still all vegan. Perfect!

    • http://www.facebook.com/diana.robinson.503 Diana Robinson

      I wish! 98% of my area’s residents will ask what a vegan is!

      • Thea

        (groan) Oh boy. That’s tough. That’s a whole different world. My thoughts are with you….

  • HemoDynamic, M.D.

    What can make a grown man stop grilling?
    A pissed off, pregnant wife armed with this information!

  • Darryl

    The Jedrychowski study seems like one that faces a huge correlation/causality hurdle. I suspect next to impossible to separate effects on fetal development from inhaling BBQ fumes and other environmental impacts of living in the same household environment.

    The Chen study is much more compelling here. Continuous restaurant fumes and somewhat randomized back-door neighbors would tend to cancel out household to household environmental variation.

  • Thinkabouddit

    I was just sent this email: I’M NOT UP FOR GEWTTING INTO A DEBATE WITH YOU EVERY TIME I WRITE SOMETHING ON MY WALL ABOUT VEGANISM, THE EVIDENCE IS CONCLUSIVE FOR ME, VEGAN DIETS KILLED OR MAIN PEOPLE . SO EITHER STOP POSTING ON MY WALL OR I WILL REMOVE YOU. I DO NOT WISH TO PUT MY ENERGY IN THE DIRECTION OF SOMEONE WHO DISCOUNTS OTHER PEOPLES EXPERIENCES IN THE PURSUIT OF HIS OWN AGENDA !

    The comment:

    (January 31, 2013): What she says on the link is misleading. She equates a vegetarian diet as being bad for the planet because it involves cutting down the rainforests and destroying the planet’s topsoil. But all that deforestation is to grow grain for factory farms. Vegans don’t advocate for that. Grasses are good as they hold the topsoil, but why have pasture land for grass-fed, methane-farting cows? That’s still the animal-slaughter business. Plant fruits trees and walnut trees with gardens in between. Fruit sugar, carbs, is what the human brain runs on. There can be some animals, but they are for loving, not eating. Lierre Keith slanders the vegan lifestyle, yet apparently she was never really a vegan, and her logic in equating bad agriculture and a vegan lifestyle is flawed. The science, nutritionfacts.org, China Study, etc., demonstrate that it is the animal protein and fats, not only the pesticides and hormones of modern factory farming, that stimulates cancer and causes heart disease and so many illnesses.

    • http://macsmiley.tumblr.com/ MacSmiley

      I find it amusingly ironic that an Anarcho-primitivitivist (hunter-gatherer reactionary) as Keith is using such advanced technology as Facebook… Or even a computer.

  • Kevin

    The smell of Super Bowl grilling hangs thick in the air while I walk the dog, and all I can think about is the message in this video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666366687 Stephen Lucker Kelly

    What do you think of liquid smoke? Is this just as dangerous?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666366687 Stephen Lucker Kelly

    What do you think of liquid smoke? Is this just as dangerous?

  • elisheva

    Dr Michael I think you are one interesting person, I really enjoy listening to these videos very much LOL

  • photoMaldives

    What a great resource your website is, doc ! Perfect for cutting through the hype to provide evidence-based arguments.

    Meat cooked at high temperatures (roast, grill, bbq, fry) seems to be far more harmful than meat cooked at lower temperatures (poach/steam, microwave, boiled soup/stew, slow-cook crockpot).

    What are the best studies to show this ? Has anyone looked at large populations over a long period ? I wonder whether the negative effects of eating meat might be largely cancelled out by only using lower temperature cooking methods ?

  • tnbookbuff

    I have a nitrate sensitivity (acts like an allergy: hives, itchy throat, burning tongue). Recently, have had some mild reactions when around ball games, food courts, etc. I was wearing gloves and did not eat anything. Can nitrates be carried through the air?