Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a new study that shows the alarming tie between tapioca and cancer.
According to a recent medical report, bubble tea may not be as enjoyable as originally conceived because it has been linked to an increased cancer risk. The development of cancer involves the abnormal division of cancer cells that result in a tumor. In more advanced stages of cancer, these cancer cells may travel to other parts of the body, a process known as metastasis. In order to decrease cancer risk and avoid cancer, health programs have campaigned for healthy lifestyles, including the consumption of fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular physical exercise. Getting enough rest in the form of sleep may also help avoid cancer.
The association of tapioca and cancer stems from a recent medical report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, which discusses the relationship between levels of organochlorines in the activity of cancer cells.
The study showed that a higher level of organochlorines in the body is associated with a higher cancer risk, especially for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Organochlorines are organic compounds that are generally used as a solvent in the production of various products such as chemicals and food items. Unfortunately, the tapioca pearls in the famous bubble tea also contain organochlorines and when present at high concentrations, may increase cancer risk.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The organochlorine molecules may enter cancer cells and trigger these to further proliferate, thus increasing cancer risk. It may be also possible that the mass production of tapioca pearls for a bigger consuming public has pushed manufacturers to use organochlorines in their production, unaware that this may not be helpful to avoid cancer.”
The recent medical report described the results of screening approximately 57,053 study participants from 1993 to 1997. These individuals were monitored in terms of cancer risk, of which approximately 256 eventually developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In addition, these particular study participants were screened for organochlorine levels in their blood and the results showed that their levels were significantly higher than the subjects without any cancer cells. These organic molecules were also identified in individuals with greater body fat.
Although the actual mechanism between cancer risk and organochlorines are vague, the findings of the recent medical report may serve as a point of concern for our general health and our outlook on how to avoid cancer.
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, “Decreasing cancer risk to avoid cancer is very important for maintaining good health and preventing cancer cells to thrive in the body. It may also be helpful to adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid cancer.” Proponents of the study has also expressed concern regarding the elusiveness of the role of organochlorines in increasing cancer risk to avoid cancer through the production of cancer cells because of the elusive role of body mass in cancer development.
(SOURCE: “National Institutes of Health”, A Prospective Study of Organochlorines in Adipose Tissue and Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, January 2012)
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