Why do many breakfast cereal producers insist on poisoning us?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Darwin, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin Guest

    Over the last couple of decades, considerable evidence has amassed
    linking higher iron levels to heart disease, parkinson's disease, increased
    damage from strokes and other ailments. Only about 3% of men and
    20% of women (50% of pregnant women) in the USA are iron deficient.
    The overwhelming majority of people who are not iron deficient do not
    benefit from additional iron intake and in fact are probably harmed. Yet
    most breakfast cereals continue to provide stiff doses of supplemental
    iron. For example, one serving of Post Grape Nuts provides 90% of the
    recommended daily requirement of iron and one serving of Kellogs
    Special K provides 100%.

    So why do cereal producers ignore the evidence and continue to poison
    most of us with supplemental iron?
     
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  2. MMu

    MMu Guest

    > damage from strokes and other ailments. Only about 3% of men and
    > 20% of women (50% of pregnant women) in the USA are iron deficient.


    I think 20% of all women is quite a lot actually..

    Why do they do it? For the same reason that every pharma company starts to
    extract, produce and market any and every chemical that has ever appeared in
    a study and showed a potentially vaguely beneficial result.. (no matter how
    unrelevant and uncomparable to in vivo situations/ no matter on the actual
    construction of the study undertaken): because people think it will help and
    they buy it.
     
  3. It .. 'could' .. be .. related to the fact the Romans declined because
    of iron poisoning due to the red oxide dishes they used to eat off ..
    of ..

    Supplied by .. who .. ?

    The iron involved NOW .. in .. our foods .. 'could' .. be .. related TO
    ... those selfsame .. who .. ?

    Who .. ?


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