Friday, April 18, 2008

Eating Trans-Acidic-Fats May Lead To Higher Cancerous Risk

Trans-acidic-fats or crystallized acidic fats, saturated with hydrogen ions, which are being phased out of food because they clog arteries, may raise the risk of breast cancer, European researchers reported on Friday.

They found that women with the highest blood levels of trans-acidic-fats had about twice the risk of breast cancer compared to women with the lowest levels.

"At this stage, we can only recommend limiting the consumption of processed foods, the source of industrially produced trans-fatty acid," the researchers wrote in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Trans-acidic-fats or trans-fatty acids are made in creating artificially hardened fats -- in the process of hydrogenization, for instance.

Veronique Chajes of the French national scientific research center at the University of Paris-South and colleagues studied women taking part in a large European cancer trial.
They studied 363 women diagnosed with breast cancer, comparing their blood levels of fatty acids with those of women without cancer.

The higher the levels of trans-acidic-fatty acids, the more likely a woman was to have cancer, Chajes and colleagues found.

Women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, being studied for their potential benefits to health, were not any less likely to have breast cancer, the researchers found.

Trans-acidic-fats can be found in cooking fats, baked goods, snacks, a variety of other prepared foods and generally all acidic foods. Omega-3 or unsaturated or unacidic fats are found in fatty fish such as salmon, walnuts, linseed, hemp seed, fruits like avocado, green vegetables and leafy green vegetables.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center, "acids from diet and lifestyle cause cancerous cells and tissues. One of the major acidic contributors is trans-acidic-fats. To prevent any cancerous conditions it is important to ingest liberal amounts of unsaturated and unacidic fats from hemp, flax, linseed, pomegranate and oil oil.

I have recommended for years at least 3 to 4 ounces of unsaturated or unacidic fats every day for a man or woman weighing 70 kilos or 154 pounds."

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