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carcinogens

Yerba mate (see also here), french fries, some artificial red dyes, sodium benzoate in some brands of soda, cell phones, conventional apple juice, Indonesian tofu made with formaldehyde, animal products, meat (see also here), processed meat (see also here, here, here, here, here, here, here), roasted meat (see also here), grilled and smoked meat (see also here), cigarette smoke, fast food, deep frying, putrescine, lutein supplements, poultry wart viruses, tanning beds, and scented household products may be carcinogenic. Avocados may be harmful based on in vitro (test tube) experiments, but more research is required.

Apples, broccoli, and white tea may contain “anti-carcinogens” and protect against cancer. Citric acid is harmless.

Topic summary contributed by Denise.
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Watch videos about carcinogens

  • Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, and Creatine?
    Even vegetarians could potentially be exposed to the carcinogens typically formed by cooking meat through eggs, cheese, creatine sports supplements, and cigarette smoke.
  • Reducing Cancer Risk In Meateaters
    Reducing Cancer Risk In Meateaters
    Those who eat meat risk food poisoning from undercooked meat, but also exposure to cooked meat carcinogens in well-cooked meat. By boiling meat, non-vegetarians can mediate their risk of both.
  • PhIP: The Three Strikes Breast Carcinogen
    PhIP: The Three Strikes Breast Carcinogen
    The cooked meat carcinogen PhIP found in fried bacon, fish, and chicken may not only trigger cancer and promote tumor growth, but also increase its metastatic potential by increasing its
  • Estrogenic Cooked Meat Carcinogens
    Estrogenic Cooked Meat Carcinogens
    DNA-damaging chemicals formed when meat is cooked stimulate breast cancer cells almost as much as pure estrogen and can infiltrate the ducts where most breast cancers arise.
  • Miocene Meteorites and Uric Acid
    Miocene Meteorites and Uric Acid
    Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today?
  • President’s Cancer Panel Report on Environmental Risk
    President’s Cancer Panel Report on Environmental Risk
    The official National Cancer Institute report on the "unacceptable" burden of cancer stemming from industrial chemical pollutants is strongly worded, but lacks sufficient dietary guidance.
  • Eating Green to Prevent Cancer
    Eating Green to Prevent Cancer
    Chlorophyll, the most ubiquitous plant pigment in the world, may protect our DNA against mutation by intercepting carcinogens.
  • Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White Tea
    Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White Tea
    The ability of green versus white tea to protect against in vitro DNA damage caused by a cooked chicken carcinogen (heterocyclic amine).
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