Drinking Coffee Could Cause Cancer
If you've been holding your cell phone a foot from your ear ever since you heard that it's a "possible carcinogen," relax. It just means cell phones MIGHT cause cancer. Here are four things from Healthline.com that people use every day that are even riskier.
#1.) Coffee. This makes me really sad, because I LOVE my coffee. Apparently, it's been shown to PREVENT some types of cancer: A study last month said men who have six or more cups a day are 60% LESS likely to develop fatal prostate cancer. But coffee's still classified as a PROBABLE carcinogen.
It's been linked to bladder cancer since 1991, and a 2010 study found that two or more cups a day increases your risk of developing lung cancer by 14%.
#2.) Alcohol. It's a KNOWN carcinogen. According to a German study in April, almost 10% of cancers in men, and 3% in women, can be linked to excessive drinking. That includes cancers of the colon, liver, upper digestive tract, and breast cancer.
#3.) Salt. It's also classified as a "known carcinogen," because foods that are high in salt have been linked to ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
#4.) The Sun. It's a known carcinogen, because obviously too much sun can lead to skin cancer. And tanning beds are even worse because some of them emit ten to 15 times more UV radiation than the midday sun.
A 2010 study found that young people who have EVER used a tanning bed are 1.4 times more likely to get the deadliest form of skin cancer: melanoma. And people who have used them more than ten times have double the risk.
Melanoma rates in young women have tripled over the past 30 years. And researchers think it's largely because of tanning beds.
So all you have to do is stop using your: cell phone, drinking a lot of copy, drinking alcohol, eating salt, going outside when it's sunning, and tanning. That's not to hard, right?? Ugggg!