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Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods

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Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods

Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods

5 foods to stay away from to help avoid carcinogens, such a helpful list, and really nothing surprising about it. Hot dogs, soda, fried potatoes, donuts, and charred meat, note it doesn’t say all meat, the charring is the bad part. Memorize it, avoid these cancer causing foods, be healthy, provide good fuel for your body.

5 cancer causing foods

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More Famous Known human carcinogens (cancer causing foods and everyday items)


International Agency for Research on Cancer
Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans

  • Acetaldehyde (from consuming alcoholic beverages)
  • Aflatoxins: A toxin that is produced by a mold in nuts, corn and legumes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • 4-Aminobiphenyl, a carcinogen that is used to manufacture azo dyes.
  • Areca nut, the seed of a plant that is grown in tropical climates. Here is the pic:
  • Arecanut
  • Aristolochic acid (and plants containing it which are used in some Chinese medicine medications)
  • Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds
  • Azathioprine (A prescription drug)
  • Busulfan (A prescription drug)
  • Chlorambucil Chlornaphazine
  • Chlornaphazine Chlornaphazine
  • Chromium (VI) compounds
  • Clonorchis sinensis (infection with)
  • Estrogen postmenopausal therapy
  • Estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives (combined)
  • Ethanol in alcoholic beverages
  • Etoposide (A prescription drug)
  • Helicobacter pylori (infection with)
  • Hepatitis B virus (chronic infection with)
  • Hepatitis C virus (chronic infection with)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (infection with)
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV)/human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) (infection with)
  • Melphalan (A prescription drug)
  • MOPP and other combined chemotherapy including alkylating agents
  • Opisthorchis viverrini (liver fluke; infection with)
  • Salted fish (Chinese-style)
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
  • Ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices


Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods
[Last Updated on June 5th and February 6th 2014]

Source: Cancer.org

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