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Why burnt foods may increase you chances of getting cancer

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Time and time again, we have been told that burnt foods are more than capable of increasing on one’s chances of contracting cancer which we all know could pose a great risk to one’s health.

In case you were wondering how the two are inter-linked, here is an explanation to the reason as to why consuming burnt foods could in the end result into contracting cancer.

Once food burns, it is believed to have the possibility of forming compounds that can cause cancer. Some of these compounds could be heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which could result into getting cancer.

Apart from the above, burnt foods could contain acrylamide. This is also a compound which is linked to cancer and nerve damage in animals. Hence if one consumed burnt foods, it could not only affect their health but also animals in their habitant.

Aside from the above, research also shows that consumption of food which contains acrylamide can also cause other health effects. It is believed to possibly cause a double in the risk of getting ovarian and uterine cancer among women.

No wonder European Union’s health advisors in 2007 discouraged people from consuming burnt toast or gold-brown chips. These are believed to possibly contain high amounts of acrylamide.


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Therefore, it would be essential for one to avoid the consumption of burnt food as this would double on chances of getting cancer one of the world’s leading diseases in this century.

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