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Cooking Up Cancer? Grilled or Jerk

It wouldn’t be crazy to give up grilled, smoked, or fried food. Grilling meats is an American tradition, but it’s not the healthiest thing to do. A growing body of research suggests that cooking meats over a flame is linked to cancer. Com-busting wood, gas, or charcoal emits chemicals known as poly-cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Exposure to these so-called PAHs is known to cause skin, liver, stomach, and several other types of cancer in lab animals. Epidemiological studies link occupational exposureRead More …