Cancer – Mutation of a cell
Cancer is a mutation of a cell. Each cell in the human body does not exist forever, but it develops, proliferates, from one cell develops into many cells. Every day, some cells die, some new ones are born to balance. When cells are mutated, producing indefinite growth lines that do not obey the rules, the normal control will create tumors.
Cells grew larger and larger, making the tumor size bigger and bigger, pinching the surrounding organs, and metastasizing to other parts of the body. Finally, due to the phenomenon of indefinite development, metastasis, compression, invasion of important organs, exhaustion of the body’s energy, exhaustion of the body leading to death.
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Duc (former Director of National K Hospital) affirmed: “Everything that hits the nucleus of cells can cause cancer and over 80% of the cause is due to the external environment, the remaining billions the rate of auto-mutation is very low, only about 10%. Among external factors, food plays an important role, ranked first among the environmental factors that have the greatest influence on the disease (35%), followed by tobacco (30%). “.
Contaminated food – Source of disease
“Food does not ensure food hygiene and safety, contaminated with chemicals … can cause acute poisoning such as food poisoning, vomiting. But if the potential is long term, accumulated in the body for a long time, there will be enough amount to cause cell mutation at some point. If there is a slight mutation, the cell can self-regulate, but is repeated many times, the cell will lose its ability to repair itself, the mutation becomes malignant, ”warned GS Duc.
However, there are residues of many chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, even dioxins, food dyes, industrial chemicals, formol pho, egg sudan, cosmetics, and dyed melon seeds. red … filled, rampant in the market.
According to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2006, the proportion of samples of green vegetables with residues of plant protection chemicals is very high:
Vegetables: In 2000, residue was 54.5%; in 2004 it was 63.9%; in 2005 it was 12.96%.
Water spinach: In 2000 it was 29.4%; in 2004 it was 31.9%; in 2005 it was 11.11%.
Beans, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes: In 2004, the proportion of samples with residues of plant protection chemicals was still from 26 – 37%, of which 3-11% of residues exceeded the permitted limit.
According to Prof. Nguyen Ba Duc, each year, the country has 150,000 more people suffering from cancer, of which over 50,000 people get cancer due to eating contaminated food and bad eating habits.
Eating and drinking – Be more cautious
Professor Duc said: 50% of cancers can be cured if they are detected early and properly treated and eat a lot of fiber, fiber is one of the effective ways to prevent cancer.
However, the problem is that eating a lot of green vegetables will reduce the risk of cancer, but these nutritious foods are often used preservatives and grown in environments filled with chemicals. And the more life develops, the more chemicals people use. Therefore, in order for food to be effective in preventing this disease, the problem is to ensure food hygiene, minimize the introduction of harmful chemicals, preservatives, and industrial colors. in the body.
In addition, the method of food processing also has a significant impact on human health. If the food is not processed properly such as fried or baked dishes; mold food processing … also creates more opportunities for carcinogens to enter the body.
The habit of eating a lot of vegetables, salty pickles … also causes cancer of digestive organs such as bowel cancer, liver cancer. Eating a lot of animal foods, fat, easily leading to excess protein, easy to cause colon, rectal, prostate cancer …