We all know that processed foods can be bad for us, but just how bad are they? New research recently published in the British Medical Journal supports the link between highly processed foods and certain cancers. This means that your favorite sausages, potato chips, biscuits, and canned sauces can be detrimental to your health.
A team of researchers from Brazil and France found that diets with ultra-processed foods led to a 12% higher risk of developing cancer overall, and an 11% greater risk in developing breast cancer specifically. The study, titled “Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort,” further warns people against excessive consumption of processed food items.
Processed foods, loaded with sodium for its preservative properties, can cause cancer.
For the study, the researchers followed a healthy group of 104,980 French adults (28% men and 78% women) with the average age of 43. Each participant was asked to fill out two online dietary questionnaires, which were designed to record the participant’s consumption of about 3,300 different food items.
The foods listed in the study were grouped according to their degree of processing.
Over the course of five years, the researchers identified which people developed cancer. The researchers wrote in their paper:
“These results should be confirmed by other large scale, population based observational studies in different populations and settings. Further studies are also needed to better understand the relative effect of nutritional composition, food additives, contact materials, and neoformed contaminants in this relation.”
This new research supports previous studies linking certain foods to risk of cancer and other diseases.
The researchers made their own recommendations based on their findings:
“Rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods may drive an increasing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Thus, policy actions targeting product reformulation, taxation, and marketing restrictions on ultra-processed products and promotion of fresh or minimally processed foods may contribute to primary cancer prevention. Several countries have already introduced this aspect in their official nutritional recommendations in the name of the precautionary principle.”
Vagina Wigs, The Latest Weird Fashion Trend In 2018
Another fashion trend that will make you question everything.
If you think you’ve already seen the most bizarre fashion trends out there, you might want to think again. As we’ve recently seen in the New York Fashion Week, the craziest of the crazies in the world of fashion have just officially landed – vagina wigs.
Yes, folks, you’ve read that right and the photos below prove it. Models rocked the runway wearing wigs on their crotches that looked like punk-inspired spiky hair for the female private part.
It’s called a ‘merkin’ and it’s officially a thing now!
Barber Tells ‘Shy’ Salesman To Grow A Beard, And His Transformation Is Just Jaw-dropping
What an unbelievable transformation.
We all love to see transformation photos of ugly ducklings. And we know how growing a beard can totally change a man's look. Just like then 21-year-old Gwilym Pugh, who decided to grow some facial hair. He not only became a total hottie but also landed a job as a model.
What's incredible is if you'll see before photos of Pugh, who looked nothing like his now 33-year-old self. Pugh received an advice from a barber that he should grow a beard. Fortunately for the insurance salesman, he took the advice and has since landed a modeling stint that allowed him to work alongside the likes of David Beckham.
Meet GQ model 33-year-old Gwilym Pugh from London.
Rude Passenger Thrown Off Flight After Complaining About Being Seated Near A Baby
The woman even threatened the flight attendant that she can get her fired.
An obnoxious woman has been thrown off a flight when she complained and shouted about being seated near a mother and her baby.
A footage of the incident has been captured and it shows how the woman complained to the flight attendant about the situation. She asked to have her seat changed but it was not granted. Irritated by the crew's answer, she threatened that she can get the personnel fired.