DailyDirt: Hamburgers Gone Wild

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The Library of Congress names Louis' Lunch sandwich shop as the inventor of the hamburger, but there are various disputes over who exactly cooked the first hamburger (and named it after people from Germany). In any case, the hamburger has undergone quite a few changes since the early 1900s. Here are a couple unhealthy examples of extreme burgers, and a reminder that being overweight doesn't necessarily kill you (but it's not considered healthy). If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: bacon, body mass index, food, hamburgers, unhealthy


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    Rekrul, 8 Feb 2013 @ 6:46pm

    The 'Merica burger is made of ground bacon topped with more bacon...

    Damn, now I'm hungry again!

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    fogbugzd (profile), 8 Feb 2013 @ 7:30pm

    Be careful about what you dismiss as unhealthy. I am on the Ketogenic diet ("keto") and the 'Merica burger would be ok on this diet, with the exception of the dressing which probably has too many carbs. Yes, it really is a weight loss diet and it really works. I have lost 50 pounds in less than 3 months by eating no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates a day. I just had a rather complete set of blood tests and they are much better than before I started the diet. I feel better than I have in years and have no trouble staying on a diet of mostly meat and fat. Be careful about what you denounce as unhealthy.

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    shawnhcorey (profile), 9 Feb 2013 @ 5:59am

    A recent study of people over 50 determined that the more saturated fat the eat, the less likely they were to suffer from heart attacks or stroke. The 'Merican burger is health food.

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    Gene Cavanaugh (profile), 9 Feb 2013 @ 10:01am

    BMI >30 associated with longer life

    Actually that study was found to be faulty. The results have since been discounted, and the study can be ignored.

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    Cramit, 9 Feb 2013 @ 3:43pm

    Of course

    ... It must me measurement error if findings do not meet our expectations! Had the findings been the opposite there would be no question about the BMI measurement tool.. Welcome to the wonderfully biased world of science.

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      Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2013 @ 7:09am

      Re: Of course

      "... It must me measurement error if findings do not meet our expectations! Had the findings been the opposite there would be no question about the BMI measurement tool.. Welcome to the wonderfully biased world of science."



      Welcome to the wonderfully biased world of bullshit.
      - ftfy -

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 9 Feb 2013 @ 3:56pm

    BMI is a useless tool. So isn't percentage fat. The only fat that is associated with serious health risks is abdomen fat, which neither BMI or percentage body fat measure.

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    F!, 9 Feb 2013 @ 5:14pm

    fat the new skinny?

    "a 6% lower chance of dying"

    All I have to do is keep the weight on, and I have a 6% chance at immortality!

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