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Top 10 Foods That Increase Cancer Risk

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Top 10 Foods That Increase Cancer Risk

Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer were expected to be diagnosed last year–while 559,650 people were expected to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s more than 1,500 people a day–such a startling statistic. In the book Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic (New Society Publishers, 2007) the authors write that the Number 4 solution is to “Eat a Healthy Diet.” Listed within are the 10 Foods and Drinks to Limit or Eliminate:

1. All charred food, which create heterocyclic aromatic amines, known carcinogens. Even dark toast is suspect.

2. Well-done red meat. Medium or rare is better, little or no red meat is best.

3. Sugar, both white and brown–which is simply white sugar with molasses added. (See Care2′s Directory of Natural Sweeteners for great, healthy alternatives.)

4. Heavily salted, smoked and pickled foods, which lead to higher rates of stomach cancer.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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8:31AM PST on Feb 20, 2014


2:13AM PST on Feb 2, 2014

Thanks for the info. I'm on the right track.

2:09AM PST on Feb 2, 2014


7:01PM PST on Jan 14, 2014

Thanks for your opinions.

3:04AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

BS on this article. Iodine sufficient people do not seem to get
cancer no matter what they eat.

6:39AM PST on Nov 28, 2013


1:14PM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

More to think about.

4:25PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013


6:55AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thanks for sharing this.

6:33AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

Thank you

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