February 19, 2011

For Love of Fries

1 Heart Attack Victims Keep Eating Fast Food

Six months after a heart attack, more than half of patients who ate fast food before their heart attack still eat it at least once a week, claim University of Missouri Kansas City researchers, who studied almost 2,500 heart attack patients. The findings, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, reveal that roughly one in three heart attack patients, or 884 patients, in the study said that they'd eaten fast food frequently (defined as once a week or more) the month prior to their heart attack. Six months after the attacks, 503 patients were still consuming fast food each week. Compared to patients who didn't eat fast food as often, those patients who stuck with fast food each week were more likely to be white unemployed males without a college degree.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Diet Soda a Day Increases Heart Attack Risk

Tags: American Journal of Cardiology, Heart Attack Prevention, Eating Habits After Heart Attack, Eating Fast Food After Heart Attack, University of Missouri Kansas City, Portrait of Fast Food Eater

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No Rules, Just Food and Fun

2 Romeo: Retired Old Men Eating Out

ROMEO stands for Retired Old Men Eating Out, and there are no rules besides food and fun, reports CNN. The social group that provides support for senior men has no dues, officers or official members. Instead, the ROMEO Club uses Facebook to recruit for its chapters across America. One ROMEO group featured in the CNN article meets at 9 a.m. every other Friday at IHOP in Gainesville, Virginia. Their oldest member, Elmer, plans to celebrate his 90th birthday in April. Their youngest member, Tom, is only 58 and isn't retired just yet.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Retired Dog Fight Pitbull on Viagra

Tags: Activities Retired Men, Retired Old Men, Social Club Retired People, ROMEO, Earl Stinson

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Bad Mother of Year

3 Meltdown Mom Tries to Sell Her Kids' Toys

An eBay seller identified as daney21 tried to sell her kids' spinning Beyblade toys as punishment for damaging the family tub by playing in it with the toys, reports the Technolog on MSNBC. The seller's item description and photo of upset children holding the toys made her the topic of many angry comments and "bids" up to $999,999 before the auction was closed. The item description read: "We are selling 8 Beyblades.... As you can tell they are not happy about this! ... With the metal ones they managed to scrape the enamel off the tub, take a chunk of tub out and break off the soap holder.... We have recieved a quote of $500.00 to replace the tub, some tiles, and soap holder + labor of course! They had approxamently $125.67 in their piggy banks that will be going to toward the cost...."

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Bad Parenting, Bad Mothers, Extreme Mothers, Crazy Mothers, Mom Selling Kid Toys on eBay as Punishment, Improper Punishment, Daney21, Beyblades

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