There are more natural carcinogens than synthetic Coffee Example A cup of

There are more natural carcinogens than synthetic

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There are more natural carcinogens than synthetic Coffee Example: A cup of coffee contains 10mg of known carcinogens such as, acrylamide , caffeic acid, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, furfural. Paper by Ames & Gold 1998 “there are more natural rodent carcinogens by weight in an average cup of coffee than there are potentially carcinogenic synthetic pesticide residues in the average North American diet for a year” Number one source of antioxidants in the diet Incidents of Cancer Cancer A long life increases the chance of dying from cancer Cancer is an old age disease In older days people did not live long enough to develop cancer
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Now that there are antibiotics to cure for example pneumonia what is left is cancer There is NO cancer epidemic Number of new cancer cases have been increasing every year But the age specific incidence rate has been stable, age specific means incidence of cancer per age group Natural does not mean safe 200 people in the US alone die from peanut allergy every year Video 8 “It is the dose that makes the poison” Water in plastic bottle study Water left in plastic bottle for a long period Antimony , a toxic substance, leaches out from plastic into the water Antimony is used as a catalyst for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic But the amount of antimony was extremely small: 600 parts per trillion How much water would an 80kg person have to drink to reach a potentially dangerous dose of antimony? 800L Anything in a high dosage can be dangerous: 8L of water is enough to kill a person Water intoxication: potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions occurs when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is disturbed by over-consumption of water Explained by osmosis: in the brain, there is water present inside and outside of the cell. If you drink a lot of water the concentration of solute inside the cell would be greater than outside the cell so water will migrate from outside the cell into the cell. This causes the tissue to swell up and since the skull is rigid, the cells will be crashed and actually die. Video 9 Cured Meat 20 billion hot dogs eaten per year in the US, 65 per person per year Some concern about hot dogs and all cured meat, ham, etc This is due to the use of nitrite as a preservative and for taste (tangy taste) Nitrite can affect the color of cured meat The color of freshly cut is a bluish red cause by cbin (related to hemoglobin) and has iron present in the form of Fe +2 When the meat is then wrapped by plastic oxygen enters and myoglobin will form oxymyoglobin making the meat a bright red color
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After a while (whether O 2 is present or not) iron will be oxidized to a Fe +3 giving it a brownish color But people don’t like to buy brown meat For the case of cured meat which stay in the market for a long-time nitrite is added Then the myoglobin is converted to nitrosomyoglobin and gives it a pinkish color BTW nitrite and nitrate are very similar as one gets converted into the other Concern about nitrite
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