Processed meat refers to meat that has been preserved through various methods such as smoking, salting, or canning. This category typically includes red meats such as beef, pork, and lamb.
Cooking starchy foods at high temperatures can lead to the formation of acrylamide, a compound that can be harmful to health.
Overcooking food, especially meats, can produce carcinogens such as PAHs and HCAs, which may increase the risk of cancer by altering the DNA of your cells. Cooking meat with high heat can also create these harmful substances.
Consuming dairy products can increase levels of IGF-1, which is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer. This hormone may increase the production of prostate cancer cells by promoting their proliferation.
Sugar and refined carb
A high intake of sugary and refined carbohydrate-rich foods can increase the risk of cancer indirectly by elevating the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Such a diet may facilitate the development of these conditions.