Most cancers are caused by ‘eating processed food’ and ‘toxic ingredients’, study confirms
A newly printed study based in Canada disclosed in detail the entire cancer patient rates can be directly related to lifestyle as well as environmental factors, at almost 41 percent, this is phenomenal.
According to scientists that took these figures, “Projected summary population attributable risk estimated a total of 25 different risk factors that cause cancer (smoking [both passive and active], overweight and obesity, inadequate physical activity, diet [inadequate vegetable as well as fruit intake, not enough fiber in the diet, too much red meat consumption, not forgetting processed ham and polonies, salt consumption, insufficient calcium and vitamin D intake]
Alcohol, hormones [oral contraceptives and hormone therapy], infections [Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B & C viruses, Helicobacter pylori], air pollution, sun burn from over exposure to UV rays as well as artificial ultraviolet radiation, human papillomavirus, radon & water decontamination with cleaning agents and or shop products) by linking population attributable risk estimates for each of the 24 factors that had been previously estimated.”
The scientists concluded that of the 41.1% of cancer patients can be directly linked to the above-cited 25 factors. “Smoking cigarettes was the sole responsible and highest cancer burden, accounting for an entire 16.8% of all the occurrence in cancer patients – 1,987 cases), followed by the lack of physical activity as well as obesity and excess body fat and storage, which were responsible for an estimated 7.2 percent and 4.3 percent of incident cancer cases, respectively.”
The other attributes were only responsible for less than five% of the cancer patients in each individual case. The researchers concluded that combined with exercise and the conscious effort to avoid the environmental factors of incurring cancer, the disease is preventable.
Also embedded in the study is the added knowledge that a big part of what is considered as a bad diet is the inclusion of too many sugars, which is common in today’s society. Today, 79% of packaged goods will enclose some or other form of fructose.
Too much fat intake is also not good for the body. A matter of fact, that in August 2016, a medical study published in the “Journal of Clinical Oncology” presented facts that the consumption of saturated fat intake related directly to a risk of contracting lung cancer and particularly with those smoking or those who have quit smoking for the past 10 years. Over cooked or burnt barbecued meats can also increase the risk of contracting breast and pancreatic cancers.
But what takes the cake are processed foods. Hong Kong dietitian Sally Shi-Po Poon, states “processed foods” or any food that has been altered from its natural state in some way, for convenience’s sake can cause cancer however cannabis oil for colorectal cancer can be a cure in this regard..
Common processed foods include breakfast cereals, canned and frozen vegetables, bread, pasta, savory snacks such as crisps and biscuits, microwave or read-to-eat meals, bread, oils, processed meats such as luncheon meat and jerky, and drinks such as coffee, juice, and milk.
However, not all processed foods are unhealthy, Poon said. For instance, milk needs to be pasteurized, therefore altered from its natural state, in order to remove harmful bacteria from its constitution.
Health Designer founder and senior dietitian Vin Ip said “some processed foods are not detrimental to your health”, “Minimally processed foods are almost identical to unprocessed foods and are therefore acceptable in our everyday diet.”
Foods to be avoided at all costs are heavily-processed foods, for instance, deli meats like ham, polony, bacon, salami, and sausages, as these contain high salt properties, nitrites, and nitrates and are likely to cause cancer. “Just as much as eating 50 grams of processed meat a day can increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer by 20%. That’s the equivalent of three strips of bacon or two hot dogs,” Poon said.