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Cancer-Causing Foods And Drinks Backed By Scientific Research

Bagels

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In 2016, researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, compared thousands of lung cancer patients to those without lung cancer. While looking into their diets, they pinpointed high-glycemic foods–ones that are starchy and sugary, such as bagels. Those who frequently ate high-glycemic foods were 49% more likely to develop lung cancer. Although the study included non-smokers, it did not take into account other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. One of the researchers, Dr. Xifeng Wu, added that smoking is still more harmful than carbs. If there’s a takeaway, it’s this: diet has little impact on lung cancer as a whole.

 

BPA Canned Food

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Despite health advocates fighting against bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods, the trend continues. In animal studies, BPA has been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers, especially breast cancer. In 2017, research from the Center for Environmental Health noted that 40% of canned foods still contain BPA. Although the FDA has wavered on its stance on BPA, many scientists assert that even small amounts can be harmful. “We believe there is no safe dose of BPA,” says Lynn Ladbrook, the chief executive of Breast Cancer UK. That’s reason enough to find BPA-free canned foods.

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