Can preserved food really cause cancer?Can’t eat for Chinese New Year?Doctors tell the truth

2022-06-01 0 By

As soon as the Spring Festival arrives, many places in Fujian will make their own New Year goods, such as bacon with unique flavor, smoked goose, salted duck, and preserved food…..Bacon and bacon are delicious, but they are always in the spotlight.”Eating bacon causes cancer, eating bacon causes cancer, eating salted fish causes cancer……”So, can preserved food really cause cancer?Can’t eat for Chinese New Year?Listen to the Fujian Health newspaper health ambassador, fujian Medical University affiliated union hospital gastric surgery li Ping chief physician how to say?Can preserved food cause cancer?According to data released by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO IARC) :In 2020, there were 1,089,000 new cases and 768,000 deaths of gastric cancer worldwide, of which 478,000 (43.9%) new cases and 373,000 (48.5%) deaths of gastric cancer in China, among which Liaoning, Fujian, Gansu, Shandong and Jiangsu provinces were the most prone to gastric cancer.The occurrence of gastric cancer in these places is more concentrated, which may be closely related to the local special dietary habits.For example, Zhuang He county in Liaoning province likes bacon and other preserved foods, while Changle county in Fujian province likes dried salted fish and shrimp oil. It can be found that the special dietary habits of these areas with high incidence of stomach cancer have in common a preference for preserved preserved foods, including salted meat, salted fish, dried fish and preserved vegetables.Previously, Chinese style salted fish has been listed as a class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization, its carcinogenic possibility and tobacco and alcohol with the same grade.So, does preserved meat increase the risk of stomach cancer?1) nitrite + amine = nitrosamines LaWei contains large amounts of nitrite in food, although not carcinogenic nitrite itself, but will enter the body and stomach protein decomposition, form a recognized as strong carcinogens nitrite amine, will increase significantly the stomach, intestines, pancreas digestive organs such as cancerous risk, a lot of love to eat LaWei region is also a high incidence of gastric cancer.(2) strong carcinogens benzopyrene taste in the smoke process produces a lot of smoke, these smoke is not lack of some harmful substances, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, coal tar and other harmful chemicals and strong carcinogens benzopyrene.A number of experiments have proved that long-term inhalation or consumption of food containing benzopyrene is easy to induce lung cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and so on.(3) Most preserved food with excessive salt content belongs to high-salt food.At present, a number of studies have shown that high-salt diet is closely related to the occurrence of gastric cancer. Long-term high-salt diet can stimulate gastric mucosa and lead to the occurrence of severe atrophic gastritis, while the latter is closely related to the occurrence of gastric cancer.Moreover, high salt concentrations can cause parietal cell atrophy and mucosal barrier destruction, which increases the risk of Helicobacter pylori infection and stomach cancer.Healthy people can taste preserved food properly, but they should remember to follow the following methods to reduce damage — (1) add more water and cook more: Boiling can make nitrite, excessive salt and fat in preserved meat dissolve in water.Cook for longer, preferably no less than 30 minutes at a time.② With vegetables and fruits to eat: especially rich in vitamin C fresh vegetables and fruits, such as tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, spinach in vegetables, and fruit in black currant, kiwi, hawthorn, strawberry, citrus, etc..(3) Control the amount of food, do not take too much: according to the weight to convert, adults each time the amount of food to not more than 150 grams is appropriate, it is best not to eat more than 3 times a month, do not continue to eat.In addition, pregnant women, children, hypertensive heart disease patients, gastrointestinal weakness, hemorrhoids, kidney disease patients, obese people, in order to health, or do not gluttonous as well.Pickled food, though tasty, has greatly increased the incidence of stomach cancer.Therefore, to prevent stomach cancer, we need to start from the diet: 1. Eat less or do not eat preserved food, such as preserved meat, preserved fish and pickled vegetables.2. Pay attention to light diet, try to lower salt, avoid high salt intake.3. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits.4. Ration your diet, avoid overeating and develop good eating habits.Don’t eat moldy food.Source: Fujian Health News all-media reporter: Chen Kun Editor: Bing Kuo fall # one out of a hundred