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?
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BACON which doesn't have 99 per cent of cancer-causing chemicals is now being sold in Morrisons. Northern Irish firm Finnebrogue launched the first nitrate-free bacon, called Naked bacon, in what has been deemed a scientific breakthrough. Finnebrogue Chairman Denis Lynn travelled "all over the world" to develop this "toxic-free" key breakfast ingredient. He said, according to the Star: "We have been inundated by requests from our customers for a smoked version of our Naked Bacon. "But after all of the work we put in to make safer bacon without nitrites, we didn't want to then add loads of tar and dangerous chemicals by smoking it in the traditional way." "It has taken us a few months to perfect but we have now figured out a way to do it." The bacon is the first to be completely free from nitrites, preservatives, E numbers and allergens. The World Health Organisation said eating two rashers of smoked bacon a day can increease your risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent. MOST READ NEWSTAKEN … [Read more...] about ‘Healthy’ bacon without 99 per cent of ‘cancer chemicals’ sold in Morrisons
When people think of Macmillan Cancer Support, they often think of Macmillan nurses. However, the cancer charity funds and supports not only nurses, but a wide range of health and social care professionals, including dietitians. People diagnosed with cancer can suffer nutritionally due to the effects of their cancer, and its treatment can cause problems with food and eating - chemotherapy and radiotherapy might cause someone to lose their sense of taste, and the actual site of someone’s cancer and make it difficult for them to swallow or process food. That’s why Macmillan has funded cancer-specialist dietitians in South Devon. Macmillan dietitians provide support at all stages of the cancer journey, including recovery. They help people diagnosed with cancer manage difficulties with their diet, eating and swallowing. As well as improving their physical health, dietetic support helps people living with cancer to feel more like themselves during such a difficult time. … [Read more...] about Diet expert busts the myths about food and cancer
Dogs are pretty clever when it comes to communicating with us, whether that's by drooling when they see our dinner or wagging their tail, but why do they do this? Here are some of the possible explanations for the weirder traits of man's best friend... Why does my dog lick me? Wild dogs often lick each other's faces as an affectionate greeting, so they've carried this characteristic into their domestic lives. They might also simply enjoy the salty taste of human skin. And licking is said to release pleasurable endorphins which gives dogs a feeling of comfort. So next time your dog licks you, it probably means it is really happy! Why does my dog eat grass? A species thousands of years old, dogs are scavengers who will eat anything and everything. Though they love eating meat, they're not carnivores in the way cats are, which is why they often munch on grass. Thankfully, most experts believe it's nothing to worry about. Why does my dog smell? Dogs don't sweat … [Read more...] about Why do dogs eat grass, why does my dog howl and why do they lick you? – all your common pet questions answered
STARBUCKS has been told to slap cancer warnings on its coffee over health fears because it contains a potentially carcinogenic substance. The court ruling - which applies in California only but could spread - is over levels of the chemical acrylamide, a by-product from roasting coffee beans. Here's what we know. Which foods could be a cancer risk? Drinking brewed coffee from roasted beans could be a cancer risk - enough so that a judge in California has told coffee shops including Starbucks to put a warning on their cups. Eating chips and bread could also be linked to cancer according to a warning from the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Starchy carbs such as spuds, bread and pizza dough - as well as root vegetables including beetroot, turnips, swede and parsnips - are also thought to produce acrylamide. When these foods are cooked at high temperatures, above 120C, a chemical reaction causes acrylamide to form. Over-cooking toast and potatoes also … [Read more...] about What foods are a cancer risk, why do Starbucks coffees need warning labels and what is acrylamide?