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Women who eat preserved foods have increased breast cancer risk, Hong Kong study finds

  • A study published in Cancer Prevention Research by Hong Kong researchers on Aug. 1 posits that women who consume preserved foods have an increased breast cancer risk.
  • The research involved Hong Kong residents composed of 1,307 women with breast cancer and 1,050 age-matched controls without cancer.
  • The participants were asked to answer a standardized questionnaire to provide their dietary information, including the amount of preserved foods they consume.
  • Based on their findings, consuming cured meat resulted in a 32 percent increase among the women in their risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increased more than double among women who consumed cured meat at least once per week than those who did not.
  • The scientists noted that while there is reason to believe that cured meat consumption suggests a potential novel risk factor for breast cancer, larger studies are needed to further validate their findings.

Women who consume cured meats and other preserved foods are more likely to develop breast cancer, a new study from local researchers in Hong Kong suggests.

The study, published in Cancer Prevention Research on Aug. 1, looked into how preserved foods that may contain nitrate and nitrite might increase the risk of developing breast cancer. 

‘Monster Hunter’: Realistic-looking Kongari Meat pillows come in raw and cooked designs

  • Capcom, the video game developer behind the “Monster Hunter” series, has designed meat-shaped cushion pillows that come in both raw and cooked meat designs.
  • “Monster Hunter” is an action role-playing video game franchise where players are tasked with defeating monsters to reach the highest hunter rank.
  • The pillows can be used in “a variety of situations,” including as lap pillows, huggy pillows and leg rests.
  • Both pillow designs come in the same size with a length of 230 mm (approximately 9 inches) and are sold for 16,280 yen (approximately $119) each.

Capcom, the developer and publisher behind the action role-playing video game series “Monster Hunter,” are selling meat-shaped cushion pillows rendered in both raw and cooked meat designs. 

The cushions are being sold on Capcom’s online store for 16,280 yen (approximately $119) each and are available in a raw and well-done meat form. The pillows are based on the Kongari Meat in “Monster Hunter” that players can use to restore health and stamina. 

Vegan Man Gets Annihilated By Asians After Saying Hot Pot Looks Like ‘Leftover Dishwater’ on Twitter

hot pot

An Australian musician has earned the collective ire of Asian netizens after dissing a popular Asian dish on social media.

“I Killed The Prom Queen” guitarist Jona Weinhofen recently posted an image of a Chinese hot pot on Twitter with the caption: “Meat eaters be like ‘vegan food looks and tastes gross’ And then eat something that looks like leftover dishwater.”

99 Ranch in San Jose Under Fire After ‘Pork Delivery’ Photos Go Viral

asian supermarket pork delivered unwrapped in shopping carts

Authorities in California are investigating images of unwrapped pork meat being delivered in shopping carts, which recently went viral on Facebook.

According to the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health, its office received multiple complaints on Friday after photos of the meat purportedly being delivered to a 99 Ranch Market in San Jose, California were posted on social media.

Why You’re Probably a Hypocrite if You Judge People Who Eat Dogs

I have never eaten dog meat, simply because I grew up in a society which groomed me to treat dogs as “man’s best friend.”

So with an emotional connection with canines, I eat the meat of other animals instead and feel alright about it because it seems fine, as the majority of the civilized world has deemed it so. Even my two pet dogs and one cat share my appetite for beef, pork chops and fried chicken.

Meet the Man Who Sells the World’s Most Expensive Meat

The most expensive meat in the world is offered by a Frenchman who goes so far as to speaking to his cattle daily so that they are calm and relaxed.

The Polmard boucherie in Paris’ St. Germain des Pres quarter is run by Alexandre Polmard, a sixth-generation butcher whose lineage is famous for their quality meat offerings since 1846, when the family business first opened. The business gained even more fame in the 1990s after Polmard’s grandfather and father developed and introduced a treatment that allowed meat to be kept for a purportedly indefinite amount of time.

People Who Like Their Steaks Well Done May Suffer Serious Health Problems, Study Suggests

Eating well-done steak may lead to a higher risk of diabetes and symptoms related to Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

The study, conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, found that when certain foods are browned or blackened, they develop a type of glycotoxin, a compound that was shown to cause insulin resistance, which precedes diabetes, and memory and cognitive problems closely related to dementia.