The World Cancer Research Fund shared some bad news for anyone who loves bacon, alcohol and sausage, but good news for those who hope To lower their risk of getting cancer.
Avoiding processed meat and alcohol can help reduce cancer risk, according to the Continuous Research Project's new report.
Processed meats such as bacon, sausages, sausages and salami have been associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, TIME . Even unprocessed red meats such as beef, lamb and pork may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, but the WCRF said the evidence is not that strong in this regard. However, the WCRF said that one should not completely cut unprocessed meat your diet because it can still be a good source of vitamin B1
"If you eat red meat, limit it to no more than three servings per week," the report said. "Three servings equate to about 350-500g (about 12-18oz) boiled weight – consume very little, if any, processed meat."
"The evidence on processed meat and cancer is clear, and data shows that no degree of ingestion can be linked to a lack of risk," said Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Adviser, World Cancer Research Fund International "Processed meat often has a lot of salt, which can also increase the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease."
When it comes to alcohol use, the WCRF recommends avoiding it altogether, and the group even notes that it is not It is really important what kind of alcohol you drink, it can still be a risk.
"There is strong evidence that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is a cause of cancers in the mouth, throat and larynx, esophagus (squamous cell carcinoma), liver, colorectal, breast (pre- and postmenopausal) and stomach" reads report. "There is also strong evidence that consumption of alcoholic beverages helps protect against kidney cancer, but this finding is far exceeded by the increased risk of other cancers."
The WCRF recommends that you maintain a healthy weight, physically active To stay and eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans as well as fast foods and sugar limit drinks, and make sure that you do not rely on dietary supplements to meet the nutritional needs.
"The increasing availability, affordability and acceptance of fast foods and other processed foods high in fat, starch or sugar contributes to increasing overweight and obesity worldwide," states the report on the effects of fast food An inclusive approach is needed to create habitats for people and communities that limit the consumption of fast food and consumption, consume other processed foods rich in fat, starch or sugar and consume a healthy diet as recommended in cancer prevention . "
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