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Hormones/Antibiotics destroyed by heat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 14, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Hi, I recently encountered some 'research'(probably funded by the agricultural industry) that claims meat consumed from animals administered hormones/antibiotics is hormone/antibiotic-free upon heating to the appropriate cooking temperature(normal for consumption of that product). I would like some second opinions if anyone out there has any as I view the claims of those with vested interests dubiously. Care to comment? In Canada we-allegedly- don't use antibiotics in the animals raised for consumption---allegedly hormones are used 'minimally' also. Assuming the worst(that they are pumped full of hormones and antibiotics), would these substances be destroyed by heat/cooking?

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on December 07, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Honestly, it depends on the specific pesticide. Some will be reduced considerably, some not at all.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:24 AM

I would be very careful about the source and quality of the water wherever you are. Filtered rainwater is optimal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 15, 2011
at 09:11 PM

yes and I am currently living in the township of my birth: in northwestern Ontario which has clean water. Do you suspect water even in these regions as causing gyno? Having just arrived from a city where I was living(and drinking bottled water) I detected a rise in testosterone levels(increased agression, more positive feelings, etc.) which I attribute to the clean air/water. I hear they floridate it though...

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on April 15, 2011
at 05:37 PM

not indicated as a cause of gynaecomastia - do you filter your drinking water?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 15, 2011
at 03:07 PM

maybe the trenbolone. AS to the NATURAL estradiol I wonder if this would be desirable(gynaecomastia anyone?)

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on April 15, 2011
at 01:07 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but I'd be curious to know this as well, upvote.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 15, 2011
at 12:52 AM

This is important people! Hormones! come on...

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17c4ac2c3f75c9e37d196ea878ea94b5

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on April 22, 2011
at 09:49 AM

I don't think steroid hormones break down very easily at normal cooking temperatures. They are made of cholesterol, a substance that is quite resistance to breakdown by heat. As for the hormones. I do not think they break down by heat... but not sure. I will have to check my phamacology book. But I dont think they are broken down by heat.

In Norway, it is illegal to use hormones in animals meant for consumption. If a cow gets sick, they are given antibiotics but neither their milk nor meat can be used for weeks after going off of the antibiotics... it must be out of their system before consumption. These laws make me think that antibiotics/hormones would carry over into eaten meat.

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4777e4f2da7a580df0d1c7662cd8d7df

on August 03, 2013
at 12:36 PM

http://bitesizebio.com/articles/antibiotic-stability-keep-your-gunpowder-dry/

Not a total answer as I am researching this but a hint that heat of food/ antibiotics may be a partial answer

Suggest checking google searches on destruction

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7d02e359be32dbe2e784f03f59b26240

on December 07, 2012
at 05:32 PM

I can NEVER get a precise answer. Q: Does cooking vegetables at high temps such as Asian INDIANS do negate the negative healt effects of pesticides ?

Does boiling Milk make it any safer?

The same for tap water---boiled v/s bottled ?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on December 07, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Honestly, it depends on the specific pesticide. Some will be reduced considerably, some not at all.

0
7d02e359be32dbe2e784f03f59b26240

on December 07, 2012
at 05:30 PM

I can NEVER get a precise answer. Q: Does cooking vegetables at high temps such as Asian INDIANS do negate the negative healt effects of pesticides ?

Does boiling Milk make it any safer?

The same for tap water---boiled v/s bottled ?

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2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 15, 2011
at 11:26 AM

The following natural hormones and their synthetic alternatives have been approved by the VDD for use in Canadian beef production: Hormones: Natural estradiol (estrogen) progesterone testosterone Synthetic zeranol melengestrol acetate trenbolone acetate - what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger - hormesis

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 15, 2011
at 05:37 PM

not indicated as a cause of gynaecomastia - do you filter your drinking water?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 15, 2011
at 09:11 PM

yes and I am currently living in the township of my birth: in northwestern Ontario which has clean water. Do you suspect water even in these regions as causing gyno? Having just arrived from a city where I was living(and drinking bottled water) I detected a rise in testosterone levels(increased agression, more positive feelings, etc.) which I attribute to the clean air/water. I hear they floridate it though...

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 16, 2011
at 08:24 AM

I would be very careful about the source and quality of the water wherever you are. Filtered rainwater is optimal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 15, 2011
at 03:07 PM

maybe the trenbolone. AS to the NATURAL estradiol I wonder if this would be desirable(gynaecomastia anyone?)

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