Friday, September 15

Surprising ways to reduce cancer risk

  • Instant coffee can contain acrylamide, a chemical compound shown to be linked to cancer in animal studies. The chemical has also been found to cause nerve damage, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Research on the effects of acrylamide is still preliminary, but it has been confirmed that ground, filtered coffee contains smaller amounts of the chemical than instant coffee.
  • There’s no question that there are health benefits to eating fish. But, for some people, eating too much fish may be a problem. Some research has found that males with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood may be at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Men should speak with their doctor about appropriate fish intake and whether omega-3 supplements are safe.
  • A chemical found in foam coffee cups and take-out containers, called styrene, is considered to be a possible human carcinogen. Other products that contain styrene include fiberglass, some car parts, insulation, and other food containers. Long-term exposure has been linked to cancers of the esophagus and pancreas, according to some studies.

10 Surprising Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk
By Jacqueline Ho 
 Aug 21st 2014 Updated Jul 28th 2017
Health Central

Reviewed by: Todd Gersten, MD

[I knew about the other six ways but the ones above, especially arsenic in brown rice, were news to me]


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