Processed Foods and Cancer – Could There Be a Connection?
Just this morning we were discussing what effect processed foods have on our bodies, because of a new study claiming a connection between processed foods and cancer. Of course the more processed foods you consume, the greater your risk.
The study was conducted in France and found that there may be a connection between "ultra processed foods" like cereal, processed meats, packaged bread and fizzy drinks and the chances of someone coming down with cancer.
According to the study, in most developed countries, 50% of what the average person eats is processed in one way or another. And that may be a contributing reason as to why cancer rates are rising in most developed areas of the world.
Researchers found that a 10% increase in ultra processed food was associated with a 12% increased risk of overall cancer. They were quick to point out, however, that at this stage in their research it's just an observation - no firm conclusions can be drawn yet.
Source: USA Today