study conducted by Swedish researchers has shown a further link between
processed meats such as sausage or bacon and an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer. This kind of connection is not necessarily new, but the study provides
further evidence that indulging in processed meats may not be the greatest
decision for your health.
Meats Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risk
study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, analyzed data from 11
clinical trials which involved 6,643 individuals struck with pancreatic
cancer. What they found was that eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage,
salami, pepperoni and hotdogs increases your risk of developing pancreatic
cancer by 19 percent for every 50g of processed meat consumed. What may
sound startling is that you only need to consume one sausage to meet the
meats are those preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or using chemical
additives. What makes the meats so problematic is the nitrates which are
added for preservation such as coloring and flavoring. The nitrates are
converted into nitrosamines, which have been linked to a number of cancers.
the research calls for the reduced consumption of processed meat, this is
only one more reason to completely avoid processed meats altogether. Many
processed meats increase your risk of diabetes, negatively impact lung function,
and increase your risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Processed
meats have also been shown to increase your risk of:
cancer by 50 percent
Bladder cancer by 59 percent
Stomach cancer by 38 percent
Pancreatic cancer by 67 percent
course processed meats aren’t the only thing to look out for. Foods
which have undergone processing measures will seldom be found in a healthy
selection of foods. What may interest you is the fact that fatty processed
foods have bee shown to trigger addiction and lead to brain damage, which
is one explanation as to why people want so much of them. In fact, growing
evidence finds processed foods and sugary drinks are as addictive as cocaine.
solution? Simply limit your consumption of processed meats and processed
foods in general. It may seem difficult as these foods have probably been
around your entire life, though making this necessary change will not only
dramatically improve your health, but also prove that you have the power
and self-control to make what may seem like a drastic change to your diet.
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