THE foods that can give you cancer have been revealed. A team of researchers from Which? magazine have explored the facts behind some of the most prominent claims, to show once and for all which foods could contribute to the deadly illness. They analysed and reviewed what some of the world's biggest health organisation say on carcinogens to sort the wheat from the chaff on the topic. Here are some foods that are often said to cause or help prevent disease - and the truth behind the claims.Processed meat The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that eating the equivalent of around two rashers of bacon a day can increase your risk of bowel cancer up to 18 per cent. Processed meat was also shown to increase the chances of stomach cancers according to studies, because it contains nitrates, which have been shown to be carcinogenic. Pesticides There are reports that pesticides can increase risk of cancers but there is not enough evidence to back this yet. In The EU says pesticides must … [Read more...] about Which? Magazine reveals foods that REALLY cause cancer – so what should you avoid at the supermarket?
Which processed meats cause cancer
If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time.The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised.The updated guidelines come on the heels of what seems to be a rise in colorectal cancer among younger adults.Those at higher risk include African Americans, Alaska Natives, and people with a family history or a personal history of colon or rectal polyps; risk factors such as these could require screening earlier.Published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians on Wednesday, the updated guidelines also indicate that there are six screening test options for adults, ranging from noninvasive stool tests to visual exams like colonoscopy, depending on the preference of the patient and availability of the test.Other health organizations in the United States -- such as the US Preventive Services Task Force -- still … [Read more...] about Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say
News / UK and world by Press Association April 26, 2018, 11:35 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Large swathes of people have “mythical” beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a new study suggests. Members of the public incorrectly identify stress, food additives, genetically modified foods and electromagnetic fields as causes of cancer. Meanwhile, people had poor awareness of a number of known cancer risk factors such as obesity, eating red or processed meat or drinking alcohol, according to the Cancer Research UK-funded study. Experts from University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds said that the public’s endorsement of mythical cancer causes has risen over the last decade – possibly due to changes in the way people access information through social media and the internet. Researchers surveyed 1,330 people in England about their beliefs on the causes of cancer. Participants … [Read more...] about ‘Mythical’ cancer beliefs revealed
News / UK and world by Press Association April 26, 2018, 11:40 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Large swathes of people have “mythical” beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a study from University College London and the University of Leeds has found. You might think it, but these things do not cause cancer: Electromagnetic frequencies and living near power lines Electric and magnetic fields are invisible areas of energy (also called radiation) that are produced by electricity, which is the movement of electrons, or current, through a wire, according to the National Cancer Institute in the US. The Cancer Council of Western Australia says there is limited evidence for a weak link between intense and prolonged exposure to magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia. However, a definitive link has not been demonstrated – but it remains an active area of research internationally. There is inadequate … [Read more...] about So you believe microwave ovens cause cancer? Think again
Last month, a landmark resolution in the City Council from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilman Fernando Cabrera called on the city’s Department of Education to remove processed meats from the nation’s largest public school district. This resolution is a much-needed step to protect children’s health and help address our skyrocketing national health care costs driven by diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer — all of which are associated with eating processed meat. For some, a citywide ban on processed meat in schools may conjure up visions of food police and hot dog speakeasies run out of locker rooms. But the goal here is not to eliminate processed meat, nor put an end to Brooklyn’s famous hot dog eating contest. Rather, this resolution recognizes the real harm processed meats are causing and seeks to let parents, not schools, decide where processed meats fit into children’s diet. “Processed meat” is defined as any … [Read more...] about Get processed meat out of our schools