The Mad Cow Calculator is an educational tool that attempts to answer a simple question: Which is the greater risk from eating beef -- heart attack or Mad Cow Disease?How can this possibly make sense?
Every time you eat beef, your risk of developing Mad Cow Disease increases. Your risk of heart attack also increases (because of the fat and cholesterol in beef).Why the Mad Cow Calculator?
Heart attacks, by far, are the #1 killer of adults in the civilized world. In making personal health decisions, people should pay more attention to preventing heart attacks and less attention to rare conditions such as Mad Cow Disease. The Calculator backs up that statement with numbers.Want to know more?
Read the science behind the Mad Cow Calculator. The Mad Cow Calculator arrived on the web in 2000, a time of great concern over Mad Cow Disease. As a nod to both medical and internet history, efforts to improve its look and feel have been resisted.