03 December 2006

Popeye ate safely

It turns out that Popeye the sailor’s famous diet prevents skin damage, reducing the chances of skin cancer by 55% if you eat at leats 3 serves of it each week.

It’s a pity for their marketing plan that this wasn’t known years ago when our maritime hero first began quaffing his iron-laden nutriment. Ah, well, it leaves a potential secret weapon available for modern parents trying to winkle dark-green veggies into der kinder.

Dr Jolieke van der Pols (Queensland Institute of Medical Research) recommends also using the hat, sunscreen etc, since cancer can be kind of terminal & the dietary improvement amounts to “only” about half.

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