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    Years ago, I recall reading a medical concensus that foods prepared in such a way as to induce charring of the surface, such as occurs with use of charcoal barbecue methods, present a serious potential health problem.

    I believe it was claimed that elemental carbon when ingested posed the threat of stomach cancer.

    I have heard little lately along these lines. What exactly is the medical stand on this? jocular


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    The concern seems to be the heterocyclic amines rather than the carbon.Heterocyclic amine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    from Harold#s link:
    People who eat medium-well or well-done beef were more than three times as likely to suffer stomach cancer as those who ate rare or medium-rare beef.
    thanx Harold#s... kinda justifies my taste for raw venison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    from Harold#s link:
    People who eat medium-well or well-done beef were more than three times as likely to suffer stomach cancer as those who ate rare or medium-rare beef.
    thanx Harold#s... kinda justifies my taste for raw venison.
    Eating raw flesh has it's own health issues, which are potentially worse than a little charred barbeque once in a while. I just happen to be watching that program "The Monsters Inside Me", so the thought of eating raw flesh grosses me out.
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    I ate raw meat all through childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I ate raw meat all through childhood.
    See what it did!?? Avoid raw meats at all cost, unless you want to end up like Neverfly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I ate raw meat all through childhood.
    I take it you didn't have very many dinner guest while growing up? Although, I did watch someone open a package of bacon and eat several pieces raw. Given the downside of eating raw pork I was a bit grossed out.
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    Yeah, never ate pork raw- but never could catch a hog as a kid, either.
    Dinner guests- no. Did I get fed? Yes. That's all that matters.
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    I've had "blackened" meat before and really did not find it that great but it was OK for a once in awhile dish. I sure wouldn't eat it constantly though. I enjoy sushi , raw fish myself or broiled fish as well. Broiling them or anything for that matter keeps the flavors inside the dish and they taste, to me, more succulent.
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