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Did Vegetarianism take another life? - Michael Duncan

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 07, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Had Michael Duncan been a paleo advocate I am sure there would be congressional hearings by now. Did you know that Duncan was a vegetarian? RIP Big Man.

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:38 AM

correlation does not imply causation

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:43 PM

There's just as much evidence as sterioids being "known to be bad for the cardiovasuclar system" as there are for hearthealthywholegrains being good for it. Steroids have a bad rap because people hate short cuts, but there's not much bad about steroids on their own. The confounding variable is that people who use steroids generally take other stuff (e.g., cocaine, meth) that is bad for them.

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on September 07, 2012
at 01:01 PM

He definitely "said his prayers and took his vitamins"

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on September 07, 2012
at 12:38 PM

A proponent of veganism/vegetarianism could just as easily say, "He should have been vegetarian longer, the damage was already done from years of meat eating." They could then reference "blue zones" like Loma Linda, Okinawa, etc. where people eat little to no meat (Loma Linda is a 7th Day Adventist hospital and their religion prescribes vegetarianism) and routinely live to 100 or more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Zone

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on September 07, 2012
at 10:31 AM

only sometimes. And steroids cause CVD. Amazing

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 07, 2012
at 10:11 AM

'Paleo eaters die too sometimes' ....only sometimes eh! ..sweet

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 07, 2012
at 10:10 AM

'Paleo eaters die too sometimes'.....only sometimes eh! sweet

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on September 07, 2012
at 12:06 PM

4 days, congrats, on making it 4 days before suggesting that his vegetarian diet had something to do with it.

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on September 07, 2012
at 09:28 AM

No. Paleo eaters die too sometimes.

If we follow this line of thought (without knowing all of the details) we are just as bad as the low-carb bashers who say "because Robert Atkins might have died of a heart-attack, all low-carb diets are bad for your heart."

I'm sure everyone's diet influence their cardiovascular health to a degree - but so do other factors such as genetics, smoking, stress and drug abuse. You don't know that vegeterianism was the primary influence here - or even if it was an influence at all.

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on September 07, 2012
at 10:11 AM

'Paleo eaters die too sometimes' ....only sometimes eh! ..sweet

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 07, 2012
at 10:10 AM

'Paleo eaters die too sometimes'.....only sometimes eh! sweet

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on September 07, 2012
at 10:31 AM

only sometimes. And steroids cause CVD. Amazing

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218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 07, 2012
at 01:00 PM

did-vegetarianism-take-another-life?---michael-duncan

sad irony in this poster.

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on September 07, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Wrong to blame his death on vegetarianism if it was just something he got into at the end. He was ill and desperate and got the wrong information. Anabolic steroids are truly terrible for the cholesterol numbers.

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Doubt it. I don't think there's that much of a difference (statistically over a large population) on longevity when you compare diets. If there was a big difference, then we would have seen it and it would have been in the news. So I don't think that going vegetarian makes you live longer any more than it kills you quicker. Same with a paleo-inspired diet.

What the difference in diet is, is general health and quality of life. You probably will live just as long as a vegetarian as you would if you eat meat, however you'll probably be sick, cold, and angry all the time. Just like if you eat a paleo-inspired diet, you probably won't live longer, but you'll feel better during that time even to the point where you get smug and try to tie everything back to saying how paleo will make everyone live forever.

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on September 07, 2012
at 09:07 AM

I'm sure the vegetarianism helped bring on his death quicker, but I also believe he was a steroid abuser and that has been known to be bad for the cardiovascular system.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:43 PM

There's just as much evidence as sterioids being "known to be bad for the cardiovasuclar system" as there are for hearthealthywholegrains being good for it. Steroids have a bad rap because people hate short cuts, but there's not much bad about steroids on their own. The confounding variable is that people who use steroids generally take other stuff (e.g., cocaine, meth) that is bad for them.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 07, 2012
at 01:01 PM

He definitely "said his prayers and took his vitamins"

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