News / UK and world by Press Association February 10, 2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A leading scientist, who co-authored a report on the link between cancer and processed meats such as bacon and ham, has criticised the Government for failing to act on its findings. The response of UK and EU politicians since the the World Health Organisation (WHO) study was published four years ago has been “unsatisfactory” and a “dereliction of duty”, Professor Denis Corpet said. In a letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, he urged officials to act to rid chemicals called nitrites from processed meat. Research suggests adding nitrites results in the production of carcinogenic nitrosamines and are believed to be responsible for causing bowel cancer, Professor Corpet said. The 2015 report by WHO report classed processed meats as a group one carcinogen, which could cause … [Read more...] about Scientist criticises lack of response to processed meat cancer risk study
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 29, 2018, 10:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A senior food scientist and top NHS doctor have joined politicians from across Parliament to demand action on the cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham. In a joint statement, they called for Government action to raise awareness in a similar way to campaigns on the health dangers from sugar and fatty foods. They cited “a growing consensus of scientific opinion” that nitrites in processed meats result in the production of carcinogenic nitrosamines which are believed to be responsible for bowel cancer. A 2015 report by the World Health Organisation classed processed meats as a group one carcinogen which could cause an additional 34,000 worldwide cancer deaths a year. New analysis suggests that this could equate to 6,600 bowel cancer cases in the UK annually. Director of … [Read more...] about Call for action on cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham
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?
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