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Old 08-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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That is what I take from this article.


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Old 08-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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I don't eat butter or butter flavored stuff, so hopefully I have negated my risks.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Three things:

1- They don't specify exposure levels other than Chronic factory exposure which I assume to be relatively extreme
2- Diacetyl is formed in beer, but is also readily reabsorbed by yeast. It has a low flavor threshold and is generally an off flavor, so there is likely very little in beer (comparatively)
3- While the study found an association between chronic diacetyl exposure and certain brain protein processes, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship

So I think that if you brew butter popcorn beer 8 hours a day for 20 years you might have a problem, maybe.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:55 AM   #4
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Pretty much probably standard meat. Whatever it is its somewhere lurking, legal and available for consumption. They know: we dont. Thats how they want it.

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