Cancer is the second cause of mortality in France. The most common are those of the breast, colon, prostate and lung. Food is a major factor in the emergence and the development of this disease.
Cancer is almost always the result of several factors, including food, whose role is better known. Food can promote the development of cancer in several ways: toxicity of certain food contaminants, possible carcinogenic role of some food additives, and especially composition of the diet with the presence too high or too low of some nutrients.
Contamination by a fungus
An example of contamination of food by a carcinogenic risk for liver substance is the presence of antitoxin: this microscopic fungus can persist in peanuts and some cereals in tropical climate is subject to extremely strict control. Continue reading “Is cancer related to food?”