6 foods that may increase your risk of cancer

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Eating a lot of fried food also increases your risk for type 2 diabetes and obesity. These conditions can promote oxidative stress and inflammation, further increasing your cancer risk. Photo: Pexels

(Kirsten Nunez/ Healthline) — Cancer is a complex disease. There are many different types of cancers, as well as many potential causes. Although we still don’t know all the answers, what is known is that a variety of factors can contribute to the development of cancer.

Genetic makeup and family history play a role. But external factors that you may have some have control over — like your lifestyle habits — have an even bigger impact. In fact, research shows that 80 to 90 percent of malignant tumors are related to external factors.

One of the most important lifestyle factors to consider is your diet. That’s because a large body of research has shown that some foods are associated with a higher risk of certain types of cancer. (…)

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