Cancer ” a small word with a very deadly meaning. Cancer used to be an illness usually associated with genetics, and only a few times does it occur randomly to people. Now, cancer is one of the top causes of death, and not only is it passed in the family tree, but can be caused by a very unhealthy lifestyle of an individual. Having a cancer threat because of some family situations, it definitely brought the health alarm in a louder level. Now, people would claim that hotdogs can be a source of cancer. How true is it?
We all have cancer cells in our body, it’s just that they’re just waiting to be triggered by something. Today, it is said that living a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of getting cancer. I think it’s not only cancer that this kind of lifestyle can bring you. Unhealthy diet plus no effort to exercise or create a balanced and healthy life is something that you need to consider. And one of the biggest factors that contributes to the illness is part of our lifestyle ” food. Studies have backed up this theory of food, causing certain diseases, and one alarming tone that has marked in my head are hotdogs.
Undoubtedly, hotdogs are one of my all-time favorite foods. I know many of you do too. According to studies, hotdogs can trigger or increase your risk of getting cancer. The reason is hotdogs belong to the processed foods category, meaning they underwent some process before they are made into food, and that process includes the addition of preservatives and some chemicals. Some groups claim that hotdogs increase the risk for cancer because of its “processed meat“nature. Thus, consuming lots of processed meat or other processed products is totally risky for an individual. It has become a battle of which side to take as there are also doctors who claim that it is okay to consume hotdogs in a moderate setting. I can always associate this one to the phrase, “too much of everything is always bad”
Note that the organizations or the people who made the claim that hotdogs relatively can cause cancer are not just ordinary people stating their sentiments. The American Institute of Cancer Research has backed up this cancer theory. They found out that a daily serving of hotdogs increases your risk for colorectal cancer by 21%. This is for people who have the habit of eating hotdogs on a daily basis. Not all, but many hotdogs are made or contain additives such as nitrites which come from carcinogens. These nitrites, when absorbed in the body, can be converted into nitrosamines and they are considered as cancer-causing chemicals. Amongst the type of cancers that are caused by this situation are the ones in the gastric area such as colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer. This is just one of the few other reasons why cancer occurs in a person. Remember that gastric cancer can be avoided through having a proper diet, cleansing your stomach and living a healthy lifestyle.
While these claims seem to have a back-up on every theory, people are still reminded that one should not be biased in doing researches or studies for the benefit of the many. It should not be a reason that you are advocating about something to take on foods that are not really cancer-causing. These theories, opinions, or facts are important for each and every person who is watching out for their health. This is something that people should be able to understand before stating any unnecessary opinion about matters relating cancer.