How eating junk food increases cancer risk

Burger lovers could be at a higher risk of cancer than vegetarians because of the damaging impact junk food has on blood cells, say scientists.

Researchers from Swansea University in Wales found that people who don’t eat enough antioxidants – which are found in fresh foods – produce red blood cells that are damaged.

These cells are a vital part of human wellbeing as they carry oxygen from the lungs of the body’s tissues, and remove waste carbon dioxide.

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