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Today's Poll: 03/28/2015

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Scientists at Harvard School of Public Health found that people who reported a diet rich in cereal fiber had a 19% reduced risk of death compared to those who don't. Will you eat more cereal now? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
I already eat a ton of cereal
Yes, I will eat more cereal
No, I don't like cereal
No, I don't believe the study
Other/Undecided (explain in comments)
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aelliott2
on 03/28/15
We're ALL going to die. The risk is 100%.There is no escaping death.
jdenoyon
on 03/28/15
I eat only Oatmeal or Farina, when it comes to cereals. I used to eat other cereals, but when I developed food allergies and discovered how dangerous cross-contamination is, I gave them up. (I have contacted the companies that produce the oatmeal and farina I use to make sure there is no cross-contamination.)
Lowdermilk
on 03/28/15
I think fiber in general is what makes the difference, like whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, not just in cereal fiber.
catsinjax
on 03/28/15
I like cereal but I only eat it when I am in the mood for it. I usually will eat more oatmeal, since I like it better and it lowers cholesterol. Doubt I will change, since I already know I am dying. Even my surgeon told me to do whatever makes me happy and live life to the fullest for whatever time I have left. I still watch what I eat, stay on a low fat diet, and don't do anything that I didn't do before. I am trying to hang around until my youngest is 18, so I gotta make it for at least 7 more years. Positive thinking does more than crazy studies ever has. I've beat the odds before and I'll do it again. :)
tyka73
on 03/28/15
I would have to read the whole study before deciding.
LELWOOD
on 03/28/15
How about "just NO".
Hollaina
on 03/28/15
I do not eat grains, but I do get plenty of fiber from other fruit and vegetable sources.
ileo82
on 03/28/15
Coffinbait82 liked this  
I'm going to eat cereal when I choose to. Not because of the study.
Lunaluz524
on 03/28/15
Lowdermilk liked this  
I'd like to see the study before I make a decision.
thesalynn
on 03/28/15
catsinjax and 1 others liked this  
There are better ways of getting fiber than through a carb, like cereal! Add raw veggies to an omelet, for example.
tmdixon29
on 03/28/15
love all buds so good with lots of fiber
1Monkeegirl
on 03/28/15
Because of my diabetes, my dietician says cereal is off limits for me.
monet45
on 03/28/15
Elandan37 and 1 others liked this  
I stopped eating cereal (which I loved) when I became vegan because I can't seem to find a milk alternative (almond, soy, coconut, etc.) that tastes good on cereal. A small price to pay to have no part in the horrific torture and abuse suffered by cows in the dairy industry.
jl13
on 03/28/15
I eat cereal with plain soy milk. I find it delicious. I haven't drunk mil in 30 years, so I can't remember the taste to compare!
Dsalter123
on 03/28/15
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haphazardry
on 03/28/15
A vegan, by definition, is someone who doesn't consume animal products. That includes both meat and milk (and other things).

A vegetarian, on the other hand, might chose to drink milk.
Beth0081
on 03/28/15
ScooterMom1 liked this  
I use Blue Diamond Almond Milk and their Almond Coconut milk in smoothies and have tried them a few times on cereal. Not bad.
iMasterAC130
on 03/28/15
Depends on the type of death, if is about natural death otherwise i think its bs.
gynap
on 03/28/15
Type 1 diabetic...what more can I say
hazeleyz
on 03/28/15
I feel obliged to eat more cereal but i won't know until it actually happens.
fmeakin
on 03/28/15
It's not the cereal it's the fiber. I eat eggs in the morning and get my fiber from other sources.
W0lphTh30ry
on 03/28/15
I'll continue to eat the same amount, mostly because it's a part of my daily routine.
port565
on 03/28/15
When I was in high school, all foods either caused or prevented cancer. Now, everything both causes *and* prevents cancer. The times, they are a-changin'.
Barterbabe30
on 03/28/15
LizShines liked this  
GMO's in a box...no thank you.
PHILLYFANS
on 03/28/15
I don't eat cereal that much. I MUCH RATHER PAFER OATMEAL
BeatlesWife
on 03/28/15
LizShines liked this  
Just stay away from highly process foods.
Tigerhawk709
on 03/28/15
I'll eat the same amount.
thecatpetter
on 03/28/15
CEREAL FTW!!!
2ndTry
on 03/28/15
Most cereals are loaded with sugar. If you do decide to eat more cereal, make sure you get a kind with no sugar and no ingredients you don't recognize the names of (you can add some fruit or honey as sweeter if you would like).
flunkdcharmskool
on 03/28/15
NickiiBaby93 and 1 others liked this  
Does this take into account those who die while eating cereal?
dixiepicsy
on 03/28/15
Hahaha! That's hilarious. :)
olgacraigs
on 03/28/15
The people are probably less likely to die, because they were too busy eating cereal, instead of dying {o_O}
MissKris1986
on 03/28/15
sambucka and 2 others liked this  
I find this entertaining. Life offers a 100% risk of death for everyone. Cereal won't make you immortal ;)
Tepa45
on 03/28/15
I don't care much for cereal. Won't really change my cereal consumption based on this study either.
CrystalNightWolf
on 03/28/15
I can't have that much milk. Lactose sensitivity is a pain. I say let's lock the researchers in a room with me for 3 days after I eat the cereal, then see what they have to say about their study of living longer. lmao
sistersnswag
on 03/28/15
I sometimes eat cereal. The findings of this report will not increase or decrease my cereal consumption.
JediTears09
on 03/28/15
HixFam07 liked this  
Studies like this are rarely accurate, because there are too many other factors at play. People who make a point of eating a healthy(ish) breakfast every morning probably do other things to maintain their health. It's probably not the cereal that's making them more healthy, but a combination of things. Some cereals are good for you, sure, but they're not going to give you a "19% reduced risk of death" by themselves. So, you know, don't binge-eat cereal and expect to be the picture of health.
Miming227
on 03/28/15
Cereal with nuts.. yum!
julycrab
on 03/28/15
I'm sorry, but you can't reduce your risk of death. Eventually, everybody dies. Reduce a risk of dying of a certain disease, certainly, but sorry, everyone is going to die at sometime.
Deezi2003
on 03/28/15
: ) I al-re-ady eat a ton of ce-re-al a-nd Y-es, I will eat mo-re ce-re-al! : )
alejandrafr
on 03/28/15
matkinson1281 liked this  
There are ways other than cereal to get your fiber..
Meganelm22
on 03/28/15
AllieMonkey liked this  
"reduced risk of death"
We're all going to die. This could have been worded way better. Haha
ethiossugar
on 03/28/15
Deezi2003 liked this  
i like it with flaxedseed
sweetpea1212
on 03/28/15
trish2wood09 liked this  
I don't eat much cereal. Mostly oatmeal.
pydsigner
on 03/28/15
Deezi2003 liked this  
Technically, oatmeal is a cereal grain.
BreezieBear
on 03/28/15
I'll probably just eat the same amount of cereal as I do now. I believe in a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Overall health is what is important.
2012june
on 03/28/15
ImOffline and 2 others liked this  
I think the chance of death for everyone is 100% no matter what they do.
joshfif
on 03/28/15
AllieMonkey and 1 others liked this  
ants, and grasshoppers have more fiber in them than cereal..eat a bug
Musty009
on 03/28/15
Lol!
ceeta
on 03/28/15
julycrab liked this  
less chance of death by what? I am assuming heart disease, but would be nice to know. is that because they are eating cerial or because they are eating something for breakfast, rather than nothing. I also wonder if the same results or better would be had by people who eat toast for breakfast.
pennyroy
on 03/28/15
tamarabass and 1 others liked this  
oatmeal yes sugar coated artificial "cereal", no thanks.
colandra
on 03/28/15
I don't eat the boxed, sugary cereals, instead I eat steel cut oats, plain with fruit. That should cover my fiber intake
henrylcr
on 03/28/15
ImOffline and 8 others liked this  
A) there are many cereals that have very little fiber.
B) 19% reduced risk of death? Death is still 100% guaranteed.
PenguinGoddess
on 03/28/15
tamarabass liked this  
that's what I said... maybe 19% chance to become immortal? lol
lynze983
on 03/28/15
AllieMonkey liked this  
I have Crohns Disease. A ton of fiber would not do me any good!
KayWal20
on 03/28/15
AllieMonkey liked this  
i'm not going to eat more cereal just because a poll says something
MikeOfKnox
on 03/28/15
Musty009 and 5 others liked this  
The cereal they are selling today is not the same cereal I grew up with. Today's cereal is contaminated with genetically modified ingredients and is really unhealthy for you. It would be a healthier alternative to eat a doughnut.
swaguser36052072
on 03/28/15
hoobobba and 1 others liked this  
i have sad news for you. The corn used to make your corn flakes in 1960 was GMO too. the corn our ancestors ate in the 1600's was GMO. Same with bananas and a whole slew of other "natural" or "organic" foods. Over hundreds of years, and selective breeding, we've created bigger yields, better taste, more pleasing colors (oranges aren't actually orange, and you will frequently find them green or yellow. In processing, they are treated with ethylene gas to make them *turn* orange to ensure uniform color.) you've been eating GMO's your entire life. It's only been recently that it's become an "issue".
joyful1265
on 03/28/15
Miming227 and 2 others liked this  
Selective breeding and genetically modifying aren't exactly the same thing. Cross-breeding different plants has been happening for a long time, but GMOs are actually injected with foreign DNA from a completely different species in a laboratory and then cultivated. GMO corn is made to be constantly reproducing the BT Toxin which explodes the stomach of insects who ingest it, and GMO corn (not the toxin in it, the food itself) is registered with the EPA as a pesticide. Most commercial pesticides carry warning labels, but in America we actively consume (almost daily) registered pesticides. That is the concern. :)
Musty009
on 03/28/15
joyful1265 liked this  
Very well explained!

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