The medical journal Toxicology published findings in its October issue that could link a carcinogen found in grilled chicken to breast cancer. The study, performed by the Imperial College London, looked at the effects of PhIP on human breast cancer cell lines. PhIP is found in barbequed and grilled meats, especially chicken. Researchers found that the carcinogen PhIP could damage DNA and worsen existing disease, and that in some cases, PhIP even surpassed the effects estrogen has on cancer, which has been found to support and promote breast cancer cells.
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