Cancer-Causing Foods And Drinks Backed By Scientific Research

Processed Meats

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In 2015, the World Health Organization cautioned that processed meats (salted, cured, fermented, or smoked) might increase the risk of cancer. This claim was well-backed by science. Research from that year found that eating 50 grams of processed meat per day raises the chances of colorectal cancer by 18%. Processed red meat poses the most risk, and 3% of all cancers are linked to it, according to Cancer Research UK. Still, experts say that this is a reason to limit processed meat, not cut it out. The occasional hamburger shouldn’t hurt you.



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Some juice claims they contains fruit, but that doesn’t make it healthier than soda. In 2019, a study in The BMJ reported that even 100% real fruit juice is “significantly associated with the risk of overall cancer.” Although juices are a bit better than soda due to their vitamins and fiber, their high sugar content still poses a risk. Dr. Mathilde Touvier, who lead the research, recommends consuming less than one cup of juice per day. He added that, despite fruit juice’s healthy reputation, participants also suffered from type 2 diabetes and obesity, which are risk factors for cancer.

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