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Processed meat consumption increases risk of pancreatic cancer

Processed meat consumption increases risk of pancreatic cancer

A study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden points out that eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausage, can cause pancreatic cancer. Consuming about 50 grams of this food (the equivalent of a sausage) increases the chances of developing the disease by 19 percent.

The consumption of processed red meat has already been linked to bowel cancer. It is also proven that meat consumption increases the risk of colorectal cancer, but not much is known about other types of cancer.

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer , analyzed data from 11 studies and 6,643 people. The risk of pancreatic cancer increased by 19% for every 50 grams of processed meat added to the diet. Researchers say the chances of developing pancreatic cancer are low: one in 77 for men and one in 79 for women. But because it has low survival rates, it is important to understand what can increase the risk of this disease, so that prevention is done more effectively.

Know the foods that prevent cancer

People who eat the fundamentals of functional nutrition feel the benefits in your day-to-day life. Instead of eating potentially carcinogenic foods, opt for those that prevent the disease. Daniela Jobst, a nutritionist who is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine in the United States, teaches what these foods are and how they help their health.

Olive oil

Polyphenols contained in extra virgin olive oil are responsible for scheduling death of cancer cells, decreasing the expression of pro-carcinogenic genes.

Broccoli

Studies show that the sulforophane component inhibits the proliferation of tumor cells in a manner similar to that of taxol and vincristine - powerful anticancer drugs.

In addition to vitamin C loads, tomatoes are one of the richest sources of flavonoid lycopene - which gives them their red color and has been shown to defend the body against lung, uterine, prostate and mouth cancer. > Spinach

In several studies it has been found that people who include two or more servings of spinach per week in their nutrition have considerably lower rates of breast and lung cancer. Sulfur compounds have been shown to protect against cancer by neutralizing carcinogens and slowing down tumor growth. In the study, researchers found that women who consume garlic at least once a week also have a 32% lower incidence of breast cancer.

Beans

All types of beans are loaded with protease inhibitors - compounds that make it difficult for cancer cells to invade adjacent tissues.

Soy

Isoflavones contained in soybeans may affect the development of breast cancer by competing with estrogen in the body for binding to estrogen receptors. Isoflavones may also reduce the risk of breast cancer by increasing the sex hormone bound to globulin, which reduces estrogen levels in the blood.


Plastic packaging may increase risk of diabetes and hypertension in children and adolescents

Plastic packaging may increase risk of diabetes and hypertension in children and adolescents

Plastic is always a villain in food packaging, because it is able to pass chemical compounds to food. In an attempt to make this type of container healthier, the substances di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) were added to the product, replacing other similar and previously considered safe compounds.

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Assemble an environmentally friendly dish

Assemble an environmentally friendly dish

Going through the grocery store and coming across organic foods is no longer an exotic occurrence. They are on the most diverse shelves and are no longer restricted to fruits and vegetables. They go from the simple lettuce of the salad to the meat, beverages, without leaving aside the industrialized, like sugar and the chocolate.

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