An article written in the early 2000 headlines announced that popcorn could cause cancer. While nothing inside popcorn poses a cancer risk, the lining inside the microwavable bag does. Later on research in 2013 found that these bags contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical that encouraged pancreatic, testicular, and liver cancer in animal studies. But will eating the actual popcorn spread PFOA? According to a 2019 study in Environmental Health Perspectives, participants who ate this popcorn had PFOA in their blood. It can remain there for three to five years. To avoid this chemical, cook homemade popcorn and not the microwavable bag ones.
Too Much Sugar
Sugar feeds every cell in the body so it’s crucial to the human body. This fact led to the assumption that eating less sugar would logically also starve cancer. While that has some truth, sugar alone won’t cause cancer by itself. The American Institute for Cancer Research asserts that there is “an indirect link” between indulging on candy and getting cancer. Yet, over-indulging on sugar may result in obesity, which is a cancer risk. The CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda, announced that at least 3% of cancers stem from obesity. Too much sugar may increase the risk for ten different cancers, including breast, bowel, and liver cancer and few others that we’re sure you already get the point.