Thanksgiving foods may increase risk of cancer
Nov 17, 2011
San Francisco's Breast Cancer Fund recently discovered that high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical found in can linings, are a health hazard and can possibly cause cancer.
BPA is found in some of the favorites for the Thanksgiving including canned cream of mushroom soup, turkey gravy, evaporated milk and sweet corn cream style.
"We found that single servings of almost half of the products had levels of BPA comparable to levels that laboratory studies have linked to adverse health effects," the report states. "When combined in a meal with other canned foods the result could be a Thanksgiving meal that delivers a very concerning amount of BPA."
The organization promotes finding alternatives when making these foods this Thanksgiving.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once woman turns 40 she should start to schedule annual mammograms. Women who have extensive family histories of breast cancer may want to start making these appointments earlier, as it is a known risk factor for developing the disease.