Saturday 21 October 2017

Seems everything I do brings me closer to an untimely death

'Last night, as I cut carefully into a succulent 10oz steak which I had treated myself to after a tedious weekend's work, I had no idea that it would be myself who would be waking up overcome by an immense fear for the future of my health and not my friends, whose invitation to a hard night out on the town I had gratefully declined'
'Last night, as I cut carefully into a succulent 10oz steak which I had treated myself to after a tedious weekend's work, I had no idea that it would be myself who would be waking up overcome by an immense fear for the future of my health and not my friends, whose invitation to a hard night out on the town I had gratefully declined'
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

In the midst of the yet another fear-inducing study from the World Health Organisation, I've arrived at the conclusion that absolutely everything I do on a daily basis is ultimately contributing to my untimely, painful death.

The leading body in world health emerged this morning with the quite shocking results from new research which is branding the consumption of red meat - primarily the processed kind - as a leading factor in the cause of bowl cancer, the fourth most common type in Ireland.

It seems a day cannot pass us by without being bombarded with similar revelations which leave most us feeling afraid for the future and guilty about some of our most simple consumptions.

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