Fast Food Fats Escalate Your Cancer Risk

Many people may want to eat better, but don’t have the motivation to put down the chips and pick up some carrots. If maintaining a healthy weight isn’t a good enough reason for some individuals to eat less fattening foods, then maybe lowering their risk of cancer will be. According to researchers from Temple University, fatty foods increase a person’s risk for colon cancer, and the scientists believe they may be able to explain why.

Researchers compared the colon tissue of people with cancer to those without the disease. They found that the genes involved in breaking down carbohydrates and fats work differently in people with colon cancer.

“These foods are changing the methylation patterns on a person’s insulin genes so that they express differently, pumping out more insulin than the body requires,” said lead author Carmen Sapienza. “Insulin is only supposed to be expressed in your pancreas, so having this extra insulin is bad.”

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