School lunch experts turn noses up at salami Brisbane Times – Denis Campbell – PARENTS should avoid putting ham or salami in their children’s school lunches because processed meat increases the risk of cancer, experts are warning. …
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Taking the heat off cancer AsiaOne – Janice Tai – … Institute for Cancer Research found that there is convincing evidence suggesting that consuming processed meat increases colorectal cancer risk. …
Contrary to popular belief, most cancer is not inevitable, a quarter or 26% of all cancers in the UK (26%), three-quarters of oesophageal cancers, 67% of mouth, pharynx and larynx cancers and 56% of cancers of the lining of the womb could be prevented.
While, genes play a part, often a minor one, fuelling the cancer epidemic is our lifestyle of eating junk food, drinking alcohol and a complete lack of exercise. Simple measures like cycling to work, exchanging fatty foods for fruit could make all the difference for these and many other cancers.
According to a WCRF 2007 report, alcohol is a major factor in over 40% of mouth and throat cancers, and alcohol reduction could prevent 22% of breast cancers, 7% of bowel cancers and 17% of liver cancers. As well, eating of red and processed meat is 5% and 10% responsible for bowel cancers, while excess body fat also plays a highly significant in a number of other cancers.
Researchers say the analysis reaffirms the benefits of a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, nuts, whole grains, lots of fruits, olive oil and fish, indicated the strongest evidence of lowering the risk of heart disease.
In comparison, a Western diet, heavy on processed meats, red meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy foods, high in trans-fatty acids and foods with a high glycemic index, raises the risk of heart disease. For example, processed baked goods and snacks, fried foods are high in trans-fatty acids in many cookies and French fries, while simple or refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, and rice, have a high glycemic index that spikes blood sugar levels.
However, while omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, whole grains, alcohol, vitamins E and C, beta carotene, folate, fruit, and fibre, show moderate evidence of lowering the risk of heart disease, more research is needed to conclusively prove this relationship.