What may initiate cancer?

What may initiate cancer?
 

Ten years ago the number of people suffering from cancer was much lower. What’s causing this almost epidemic disease? Experts say that such numbers of cancer cases are caused by various factors, like aging, poor diet, smoking and sluggish lifestyle. In addition, other cancer – promoting factors may still sound strange for you: hot drinks, microwave ovens, mobile phones, roasted meat, etc. also seem to lead us to cancer. What do the experts think of this? 

Physical trauma. If the breast or other area continuously gets a trauma, cancer may start to develop there. Experts comment that physical trauma can truly cause certain diseases. However, contrary to other scientists, that there is no evidence that there is a connection between physical traumas and cancer.

Roasted meat. Some people believe that roasted meat (cooked on the grill, for example) is a major factor initiating cancer. According to the latest Norwegian study, roasted meat is really full of carcinogenic derivative – heterocyclic amines (HCA) that increase the risk of developing colon cancer. So, it is advisable to prepare the meat at lower temperatures, such as casseroles to decrease the risk.

Hot drinks. Drinking hot beverages attacks our esophagus. According to study that has been carried out in Iran, hot drinks additionally increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. The study states that drinking liquids of 65 – 69 degrees, compared with the ones that are of 65 and cooler, may increase the risk of esophageal cancer by 50 %. Very hot drinks, of 70 degrees or more, increase the risk of cancer for about eight times. However, experts comment that very hot liquids can be associated to cancer because they sometimes cause inflammation of the esophagus. European or American countries don’t consume as much hot liquids, so the risk decreases.

 

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