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Monday, October 17, 2011

Can eating chicken wings cause cancer?

There have been rumours going on for quite some time about chicken wings causing cancer, particularly in women.

I actually didn't know about this rumor till today. I was going through my facebook and I saw this post by one of my friends:


Don't eat chicken wings - Ladies especially!

This is a true story! I am very concerned about the health of the people out there especially the women!

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the cyst. The cyst removed was filled with a dark colored blood.

She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but she was terribly wrong. A relapse occurred just a few months later. Distressed, she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation. During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her. He ask if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits.

You see, the truth is in this modern day and age, chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met. This need is none other then the need for food. Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the neck or the wings. Therefore, it is in this places that the highest concentration of steroids exist.

These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth. It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb.

Therefore, I advise the people out there to watch their diets and to lower their frequency of consuming chicken wings! 

People who receive this email, please forward it to your friends and loved ones. I am sure no one wants to see him or her suffer!

It’s interesting isn’t it? The whole idea of it is so intriguing that it actually compelled me to do my own research on it.

And then only I came to know that this has actually been circulating over the internet since 2004, almost 7 years now!

Crazy isn’t it? But wait till you read the following story from 1999.

There was a man who simply loved chicken neck. He would have his daily chicken rice with all the chicken necks. After a couple of years of this exotic diet, he noticed that his breast was growing bigger; that got him so worried that he sought medical help. Then it emerged that he had been on a high female-hormone course all this time.

Now if you are reading these stories for the first time then don’t panic yet! Read the whole article first.

These stories by themselves may be false but they do contain some truth. And that is why they sell.
For those of you who live in the US, Canada or Europe, there is good news. The usage of any kind of growth
 hormone including steroids is in poultry is strictly prohibited in your countries. So you are safe! 
But let me tell you one thing though, administration of growth hormones in cattle is allowed in your countries 
and this is considered safe by the FDA and USDA. 
So what about the rest of us? It is true that in some parts of the world chickens are given growth hormones. 
But these hormones are usually given in the form of tablets or pills along with their normal food. Injecting the
hormones through the neck or wings is not a typical practice. So even if some of the residues of the oral 
hormones were to accumulate in the body there is no reason as to why they should accumulate specifically in 
the neck and wings. 
Now don’t start to think that if not the chicken neck or wings then maybe the residues will accumulate in some
 other part of the body of a chicken. According to the FDA, "residue levels of hormones in food have been 
demonstrated to be safe, as they are well below any level that would have a known effect in humans." 
But this is where things start to get tricky.
 In Egypt, using of steroidal growth hormones in poultry is allowed and a research conducted by the WHO
 revealed that their chicken and other poultry contains high levels of estradiol (a type of female hormone 
estrogen). Scientists have shown that there is a direct relationship between prolong use of oral contraceptive
 pills (which for your information basically contains high levels of estrogen and another female hormone 
progesterone) and the development of specific cancers in women. Now this is a bad news isn’t it? Because 
theoretically it means prolong consumption of poultry containing high levels of estrogen could create problems!
The WHO finished the study by saying, “anabolic agents in beef and chicken entail a special risk to public 
health”. Now what does that mean? Are we supposed to avoid chicken and beef altogether?
This is what FDA said about the usage of growth hormones in cattle, “Certain steroid hormones have been
 approved for use at very low concentrations to increase the rate of weight gain and/or improve feed efficiency
 in beef cattle.”
So if you are from the US, Canada, and Europe be happy to know that the steroid hormones given to cattle
 are very minimum. So don’t worry.
If you are from Egypt, then contact the WHO!
And for the rest of us, we can do three things.
First, we can pray to God so that He gives us chicken and beef with little to no steroid hormone.
Second, we can grow our own poultry and cattle.
Third, if you can then try and contact your chicken and cattle provider to see how they grow their chicken 
and cattle. This part is actually easier for us who are from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan because we don’t 
buy our chicken and beef from shopping malls! 
What’s your view on this? Leave a comment and let me know!

That's all for today!
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1 comment:

  1. I was a vegetarian for 8 years when a blood test revealed that I was very short on B vitamins. The doctor offered me shots or pills. When I asked if there was any natural way to get those missing vitamins, she said I could eat red meat about 3 times a week. Moral of the story? MODERATION


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