Bacon smells so good, and now we know why

2 bacon posts in 1 day. Makes we want to head out and buy some bacon!

150 chemical compounds were found to make up the delicious delicious smell that comes from cooking bacon.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf00061a037

Bacon is healthy and will make you live longer…. sort of

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(http://newrisingmedia.com/all/2013/9/30/study-shows-eating-bacon-will-make-you-live-longer)

I recently saw this article posted all over the interwebs claiming that bacon is the fountain of youth (even though the articles are all from awhile ago). Although the study that this article is based on is actually really cool and turns some of our aging theories on their head, the whole bacon thing is a huge stretch. The study (done in my favorite model organism, C. elegans) was looking at vitamins… not bacon, and needs to be translated into mammals. ScienceDaily has a great summary (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930101836.htm). Below is the link to the study itself.

NCBI link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Role+of+sirtuins+in+lifespan+regulation+is+linked+to+methylation+of+nicotinamide