Potato chips and other junk foods like donuts and fried chicken could give you more than just diabetes.They are loaded with saturated fats and trans fats and have way too many calories in them. Scientists have discovered that they can affect more than just your weight and your heart health, but they can also increase your risk of cancer.
Research that was published in The Prostate journal indicated that men who eat junk food as infrequently as once a week are 30 to 37 percent more likely to get prostate cancer than those who eat poorly only once a month. The older the man, the more likely he is to develop cancer from these poor eating choices. The research also showed that there is a genetic component present that factors into these results.
“As with some other types of cancer, diet is thought to be a key factor in the development of the disease.
Last year, for example, a study found a diet rich in oily fish could slash a man’s chances of dying from prostate cancer by up to 40 per cent, possibly because fish oil contains anti-cancer properties which slow the growth of malignant cells.
Previous studies have shown that eating foods cooked at a very high heat, such as grilled meats, could raise the risk of a tumour.
Large quantities of foods such as fried chicken have been linked with aggressive and life-threatening forms of cancer
But given the level of consumption of deep fried take away foods in the UK, the latest findings suggest these are a much bigger threat to male health.“