Processed meat increases the risk of cancer

 

I myself was just a very young church elder, I just knew some of the basics now too.. a church member, a neighbor of mine died of Cancer and her distraught son came to me asking why God had killed her. Well I was no expert so I prayed for wisdom, help, discernment. And the next words that came out of my mouth were” How often did your mother eat ham?” The son replied she had a ham sandwich everyday of her life, and there was the answer, she had killed herself and not God.. Abuse your own teeth and you too will suffer for it next, not rather God. Moderation in our eating is also essential.
 
Well about 35 years later I found the specific written proof that I was right in what I had said too.

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. …

Processed Meat Like Ham Increases Bowel Cancer Risk Visit Bulgaria Ban ham to cut kids’ cancer risk: Experts Times of India

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Guide to Good Food: Eat less meat Green Right Now – Barbara Kessler –  Diets high in red meat like hamburgers and steaks and processed meats like cold cuts, bacon and hot dogs have been linked to an increased risk of death from …

 

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. …

 

According to a World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) experts report, more than 40% of some of the most common cancers, including breast, bowel and stomach cancers are preventable through healthier lifestyles e.g. better diet, physical activity and weight control.

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.

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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.

 

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