"DEAD AT 20 .. THE BOY WHO ONLY ATE CHIPS AND TOAST"

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Enrico C, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Enrico C

    Enrico C Guest

    A British newspaper reports:


    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_obj...-who-only-ate-chips-and-toast--name_page.html

    17 January 2006

    DEAD AT 20 .. THE BOY WHO ONLY ATE CHIPS AND TOAST

    SCOTT KILLED BY JUNK DIET

    By Jeremy Armstrong

    SCOTT Martin's distraught mum Margaret told how she desperately tried
    to wean her son off his fatal diet of chips, toast and baked beans.

    The 56-year-old said he even defied medical experts to keep up his
    love of junk food. The bizarre diet led to his death at 20 from liver
    disease and bleeding caused by malnutrition.

    Margaret added: "He was fine when he was younger. I could get him to
    eat properly. But as he grew older he ended up with just toast, beans,
    chips and the odd tin of spaghetti. He hardly ate any fruit."

    Scott's diet was so bad it caused liver cirrhosis - a condition
    normally associated with heavy drinkers.

    He was told a transplant could save him but he was too frightened to
    have the operation and carried on eating his favourite McDonald's
    French fries, sliced white bread and tinned beans, all high in salt.

    Scott developed auto-immune hepatitis - where the body's own defence
    system attacks the liver - which caused thinning of the blood.


    The condition got so bad that when he needed three infected teeth
    removed he was warned he could bleed to death or die from the
    infection. He had the extraction but surgeons could not stop the
    bleeding and his heartbroken family could only watch helplessly as his
    life ebbed away.

    Scott's sister Gail Fairweather helped care for him in his final
    months when he was so weak he was confined to a wheelchair.

    The mum-of-six said: "In a short time he had gone from being a normal
    fit, healthy lad to someone who could barely get across the room.
    Scott began to feel ill last year. In May he was seen by doctors,
    suffering what we thought was the flu.

    "He was tired all the time and could not walk far. He would get out of
    breath quickly. The doctors sent him to see a specialist.

    "The specialist found he had cirrhosis of the liver. We were baffled
    because Scott was not a drinker. He did not go to pubs, he was a real
    home boy. But we found out cirrhosis could be caused by bad diet and
    malnutrition.

    "There were only a few things he would eat, McDonald's chips were his
    favourite.

    "He would eat toast but only from sliced white Danish bread with a
    thin spreading of Lurpak butter. He would eat baked beans but only now
    and then.

    "He was always like that, from when he was little. Finding stuff he'd
    eat was a struggle."

    Childminder Gail, 32, said Scott was terrified of having a transplant
    and decided to go on medication, against the advice of doctors. She
    added: "He would not consent to one.

    "The medication was not making him any better. He get very weak. For
    the last six months of his life he was in a wheelchair.

    "He saw a dietician and she gave him loads of nutritional drinks but
    he did not like them."

    Scott, who lived with his mum and two sisters in Whitburn, Sunderland,
    was buried last week. Margaret said: "The hardest thing is that he was
    so young. I feel I have been robbed of my little boy. He just did not
    deserve to die like that. It was terrible."

    Patrick Holford, founder of The Institute for Optimum Nutrition, said
    Scott's diet was "a recipe for death".

    He added: "A processed and refined foods diet can lead to an early
    grave. Young people are at a vital stage where a good diet is a must."


    ===
     
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  2. TC

    TC Guest

    The boy ate grains, beans and potatoes, and little or no meat, and low
    fat. And he died. Tragic.

    Now what do we do with all these studies that villify fats and meats
    and hold vegetarian plant-based diets holy?

    TC

    Enrico C wrote:
    > A British newspaper reports:
    >
    >
    > http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_obj...-who-only-ate-chips-and-toast--name_page.html
    >
    > 17 January 2006
    >
    > DEAD AT 20 .. THE BOY WHO ONLY ATE CHIPS AND TOAST
    >
    > SCOTT KILLED BY JUNK DIET
    >
    > By Jeremy Armstrong
    >
    > SCOTT Martin's distraught mum Margaret told how she desperately tried
    > to wean her son off his fatal diet of chips, toast and baked beans.
    >
    > The 56-year-old said he even defied medical experts to keep up his
    > love of junk food. The bizarre diet led to his death at 20 from liver
    > disease and bleeding caused by malnutrition.
    >
    > Margaret added: "He was fine when he was younger. I could get him to
    > eat properly. But as he grew older he ended up with just toast, beans,
    > chips and the odd tin of spaghetti. He hardly ate any fruit."
    >
    > Scott's diet was so bad it caused liver cirrhosis - a condition
    > normally associated with heavy drinkers.
    >
    > He was told a transplant could save him but he was too frightened to
    > have the operation and carried on eating his favourite McDonald's
    > French fries, sliced white bread and tinned beans, all high in salt.
    >
    > Scott developed auto-immune hepatitis - where the body's own defence
    > system attacks the liver - which caused thinning of the blood.
    >
    >
    > The condition got so bad that when he needed three infected teeth
    > removed he was warned he could bleed to death or die from the
    > infection. He had the extraction but surgeons could not stop the
    > bleeding and his heartbroken family could only watch helplessly as his
    > life ebbed away.
    >
    > Scott's sister Gail Fairweather helped care for him in his final
    > months when he was so weak he was confined to a wheelchair.
    >
    > The mum-of-six said: "In a short time he had gone from being a normal
    > fit, healthy lad to someone who could barely get across the room.
    > Scott began to feel ill last year. In May he was seen by doctors,
    > suffering what we thought was the flu.
    >
    > "He was tired all the time and could not walk far. He would get out of
    > breath quickly. The doctors sent him to see a specialist.
    >
    > "The specialist found he had cirrhosis of the liver. We were baffled
    > because Scott was not a drinker. He did not go to pubs, he was a real
    > home boy. But we found out cirrhosis could be caused by bad diet and
    > malnutrition.
    >
    > "There were only a few things he would eat, McDonald's chips were his
    > favourite.
    >
    > "He would eat toast but only from sliced white Danish bread with a
    > thin spreading of Lurpak butter. He would eat baked beans but only now
    > and then.
    >
    > "He was always like that, from when he was little. Finding stuff he'd
    > eat was a struggle."
    >
    > Childminder Gail, 32, said Scott was terrified of having a transplant
    > and decided to go on medication, against the advice of doctors. She
    > added: "He would not consent to one.
    >
    > "The medication was not making him any better. He get very weak. For
    > the last six months of his life he was in a wheelchair.
    >
    > "He saw a dietician and she gave him loads of nutritional drinks but
    > he did not like them."
    >
    > Scott, who lived with his mum and two sisters in Whitburn, Sunderland,
    > was buried last week. Margaret said: "The hardest thing is that he was
    > so young. I feel I have been robbed of my little boy. He just did not
    > deserve to die like that. It was terrible."
    >
    > Patrick Holford, founder of The Institute for Optimum Nutrition, said
    > Scott's diet was "a recipe for death".
    >
    > He added: "A processed and refined foods diet can lead to an early
    > grave. Young people are at a vital stage where a good diet is a must."
    >
    >
    > ===
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Sounds like he didn't eat much in the way of plant foods. The "chips"
    he liked to eat that came from McDonald's must have been loaded in
    TFAs. Add to that the white bread. Beans were the best part of this
    horribly deficient diet! No wonder he died.

    Rob
     
  4. TC

    TC Guest

    Rob wrote:
    > Sounds like he didn't eat much in the way of plant foods. The "chips"
    > he liked to eat that came from McDonald's must have been loaded in
    > TFAs. Add to that the white bread. Beans were the best part of this
    > horribly deficient diet! No wonder he died.
    >
    > Rob


    POTATO chips are from a *plant* called the potato *plant*. Fried in
    *vegetable* oil, from *plants*. White bread is made of wheat grains
    from the wheat *plant*. Beans grow on bean *plants*. Sounds like all he
    ate was from *plants*. Hence plant sourced foods.

    The only non plant source food would be the admittedly minute amount of
    real butter that he had on his bread. If he had eaten more butter, he
    might have lived a while longer.

    TC
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Guest

    So he ate three plants. Beans, potatoes and grains. Refined grains at
    that. Hardly the type of plant-based diet veggies talk about. Guess I
    should have used the word "variety", eh?

    Rob
     
  6. Susan

    Susan Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    TC wrote:
    > Rob wrote:
    >
    >>Sounds like he didn't eat much in the way of plant foods. The "chips"
    >>he liked to eat that came from McDonald's must have been loaded in
    >>TFAs. Add to that the white bread. Beans were the best part of this
    >>horribly deficient diet! No wonder he died.
    >>
    >>Rob

    >
    >
    > POTATO chips are from a *plant* called the potato *plant*. Fried in
    > *vegetable* oil, from *plants*. White bread is made of wheat grains
    > from the wheat *plant*. Beans grow on bean *plants*. Sounds like all he
    > ate was from *plants*. Hence plant sourced foods.
    >
    > The only non plant source food would be the admittedly minute amount of
    > real butter that he had on his bread. If he had eaten more butter, he
    > might have lived a while longer.
    >
    > TC
    >


    You're joking, right?

    He was starved for usable protein.

    Susan
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Guest

    >You're joking, right?

    Joking about .... what? That he ate a crappy diet with no variety?

    >He was starved for usable protein.


    Really? No shit! Man, I'm glad you straightened *that* out.

    Rob
     
  8. TC

    TC Guest

    Susan wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > TC wrote:
    > > Rob wrote:
    > >
    > >>Sounds like he didn't eat much in the way of plant foods. The "chips"
    > >>he liked to eat that came from McDonald's must have been loaded in
    > >>TFAs. Add to that the white bread. Beans were the best part of this
    > >>horribly deficient diet! No wonder he died.
    > >>
    > >>Rob

    > >
    > >
    > > POTATO chips are from a *plant* called the potato *plant*. Fried in
    > > *vegetable* oil, from *plants*. White bread is made of wheat grains
    > > from the wheat *plant*. Beans grow on bean *plants*. Sounds like all he
    > > ate was from *plants*. Hence plant sourced foods.
    > >
    > > The only non plant source food would be the admittedly minute amount of
    > > real butter that he had on his bread. If he had eaten more butter, he
    > > might have lived a while longer.
    > >
    > > TC
    > >

    >
    > You're joking, right?
    >
    > He was starved for usable protein.
    >
    > Susan


    Sure.

    And usable fat. We do need fat. Several animal sourced fats are
    essential. But you knew that right?

    TC
     
  9. "Rob" <ruddyr@rogers.com> wrote in message
    news:1137535794.061534.271850@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > So he ate three plants. Beans, potatoes and grains. Refined grains at
    > that. Hardly the type of plant-based diet veggies talk about. Guess I
    > should have used the word "variety", eh?
    >
    > Rob


    Eh? The only thing refined is the bread, no?
     
  10. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Now I get to ask ... are YOU kidding?

    Bread was a major part of this "diet". The *only* thing? LOL.

    Rob
     
  11. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Uh, yes TC I knew that. Why do you ask? You making assumptions? You
    know you should never do that TC.

    Rob
     
  12. Susan

    Susan Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    TC wrote:

    > Sure.
    >
    > And usable fat. We do need fat. Several animal sourced fats are
    > essential. But you knew that right?
    >
    > TC
    >


    If he ate chips, he ate fat. Crappy fat, but fat nonetheless.

    Susan
     
  13. Enrico C

    Enrico C Guest

    > "The specialist found he had cirrhosis of the liver. We were baffled
    > because Scott was not a drinker. He did not go to pubs, he was a real
    > home boy. But we found out cirrhosis could be caused by bad diet and
    > malnutrition.
    >
    > "There were only a few things he would eat, McDonald's chips were his
    > favourite.

    [...]


    By the way: "chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis still ranks fourth
    as the leading disease-related cause of death for Americans between
    the ages of 25 and 44."
    http://www.liverfoundation.org/db/articles/1022
     
  14. Doug Freese

    Doug Freese Guest

    "Susan" <nevermind@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:43591cF1lpstsU2@individual.net...
    >> POTATO chips are from a *plant* called the potato *plant*. Fried in
    >> *vegetable* oil, from *plants*. White bread is made of wheat grains
    >> from the wheat *plant*. Beans grow on bean *plants*. Sounds like all
    >> he
    >> ate was from *plants*. Hence plant sourced foods.
    >>
    >> The only non plant source food would be the admittedly minute amount
    >> of
    >> real butter that he had on his bread. If he had eaten more butter, he
    >> might have lived a while longer.
    >>
    >> TC
    >>

    >
    > You're joking, right?


    The sad part, he is sincere.

    >
    > He was starved for usable protein.


    He was starved of just about everything. To claim he died on a
    vegetarian diet is classic TC BS! To borrow from Larry W, he is a diet
    nazi and a poor one at that.

    I was watching the idiot box last night and I saw Kraft tying their
    purse strings to the South Beach diet. Move over LC SB is the new fad
    diet. When will the TC's of SB rear their head and start spouting from
    their text or support group.



    -DF
     
  15. cardarch

    cardarch Guest

    If the mother had not kept these things in the house he would not have
    eaten them. Obviously he was not employed and had no money to pop over
    to McDonalds and buy french fries. What were the rest of the family
    eating I wonder? This is an unbelievable story.
     
  16. "Susan" <nevermind@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:43591cF1lpstsU2@individual.net...
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > TC wrote:
    >> Rob wrote:
    >>
    >>>Sounds like he didn't eat much in the way of plant foods. The "chips"
    >>>he liked to eat that came from McDonald's must have been loaded in
    >>>TFAs. Add to that the white bread. Beans were the best part of this
    >>>horribly deficient diet! No wonder he died.
    >>>
    >>>Rob

    >>
    >>
    >> POTATO chips are from a *plant* called the potato *plant*. Fried in
    >> *vegetable* oil, from *plants*. White bread is made of wheat grains
    >> from the wheat *plant*. Beans grow on bean *plants*. Sounds like all he
    >> ate was from *plants*. Hence plant sourced foods.
    >>
    >> The only non plant source food would be the admittedly minute amount of
    >> real butter that he had on his bread. If he had eaten more butter, he
    >> might have lived a while longer.
    >>
    >> TC
    >>

    >
    > You're joking, right?
    >
    > He was starved for usable protein.
    >
    > Susan


    Well to be fair a lot of vegans claim that "usable protein" isn't true. So
    his point still stands in a sense.
     
  17. TC

    TC Guest

    Susan wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > TC wrote:
    >
    > > Sure.
    > >
    > > And usable fat. We do need fat. Several animal sourced fats are
    > > essential. But you knew that right?
    > >
    > > TC
    > >

    >
    > If he ate chips, he ate fat. Crappy fat, but fat nonetheless.
    >
    > Susan


    Vegetable fats. Chip makers stopped using animal fats years ago to
    placate those who claimed that saturated animal fats were causing heart
    disease. They replaced them with vegetable fats. And the rest is
    history.

    TC
     
  18. Enrico C wrote:

    > http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_obj...-who-only-ate-chips-and-toast--name_page.html
    >
    > 17 January 2006
    >
    > DEAD AT 20 .. THE BOY WHO ONLY ATE CHIPS AND TOAST


    That would make an interesting case-study, that documents the Western
    concept of the Mind-Body Connection.
    http://naturalhealthperspective.com/resilience/mind-body-connection.html

    The body affects the mind. The mind in turn affects the body. And,
    now the 20 year old is dead.

    Of course, if the Mother simply had kicked the lazy bastard out of the
    house 2 or 3 years ago he would have been forced to eat normally.

    Us baby-boomers started out life eating a healthy diet. The know-it
    all generation X and Y grew up on a junk food diet. What will they do
    in old age? Will they even make it past the age of 20?

    You have my condolences, generation Y.
     

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