Could eating rare steak give you road rage?

Posted By Staff

Date: April 12th, 2016

Category: Bizarre, food, Nutty News

steakCould eating rare-cooked meat give you road rage? That is the intriguing question posed by new research into the parasitic bug toxoplasma gondii which will, at some point, infect half of adults.

The bug causes toxoplasmosis in the brain and we contract it primarily from handling or eating raw and undercooked red meat, such as lamb, or through contact with cats.

In most cases, the parasite is infective for only a few weeks after you have contracted it, though the very mild flu-like symptoms of initial infection are usually so subtle that most people never notice they have had it; then the bug goes into a long-term dormant or ‘latent’ stage.  More

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