Cancers Are Linked to a Bad Diet

Processed meats

Grossman mentions processed meats as a category that's been linked with cancer think hot dogs and sausages, bacon, deli slices, and anything that's not a fresh cut

The problem with processed meats and things like bacon and smoked foods are the nitrites, he explains. High nitrite and nitrate levels, as found in processed meats, may increase the risk of gliomas

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Red meat

Red meat has been linked to colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancer," Grossman says, but mentions the association is not entirely definitive

700 grams  of red meat a week increases your risk of bowel cancer Or that the risk of developing bowel cancer goes up 1.18 times for every 50 grams of processed meat eaten per day


High alcohol consumption has been linked to oral, esophageal, stomach, breast, liver and colon cancer," Grossman says. "These are associations with excessive intake

There is strong evidence that drinking alcohol increases people's risk of cancers of the female breast, liver, mouth, throat , oesophagus and bowel

Obesity is another factor

One thing to mention is that obesity can be a risk factor for many cancers," Grossman says. "Therefore, limiting sugary drinks

Other sugary foods that add to weight can be a good tip." Don't miss The #1 Cause of Obesity, According to Science.

A key conclusion

Grossman points out that while the foods listed have been demonstrated to have a link with cancer, "there are no absolutely definitive studies in humans." He says it's important too

As the research on this topic continues, Dr. Grossman's main takeaway to help you prevent cancer is to follow a diet that "limits processed foods, limits red meat and sugary