Cancer can have fatal consequences if the disease isn’t recognised in time or is left untreated.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, closely followed by prostate, lung and bowel cancer.
While it’s one thing to recognise the symptoms of different cancers to get an early diagnosis, experts also believe there are a number of things you can do to prevent the disease from developing in the first place.
One of these is choosing what oil you cook with – scientists have warned that frying food in vegetable oil releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer.
According to Martin Grootveld, a professor of bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology, “a typical meal of fish and chips”, fried in vegetable oil, contained as much as 100 to 200 times more toxic aldehydes than the safe daily limit set by the World Health Organisation.
Alongside this, scientists’ research in 2015 found heating up butter, olive oil and lard produced lower levels of aldehydes.
Coconut oil produced the lowest levels of the harmful chemicals in tests, reports The Telegraph.
Other health experts say what oil you cook your food in can also affect symptoms of arthritis.
Certain fats are essential to a healthy eating plan.
But others may increase your inflammation and harm your overall health, according to Arthritis Foundation.
While omega 3 – found in oily fish, flaxseeds and walnuts – is known to be anti-inflammatory, excess consumption of omega 6 can trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals.
Omega 6 is found in oils such as corn, safflower, sunflower, soy and vegetables.
Other oils offer a dose of anti-inflammatory action and other health perks for people with arthritis.
Olive oil may be better choice for those with the condition.
Arthritis Foundation says: “High in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, olive oils are among the best-studied fats, with many known health benefits.
“Extra virgin olive oil, the least refined type, is pressed mechanically rather than processed with heat or chemicals that change its chemical properties.
“It contains biologically active compounds – such as the polyphenols oleocantha, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and lignans – that have been linked to reduced joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.”
While certain oils have been shown to increase the risk of cancer, others are believed to help prevent it.
Here are seven foods to add to your diet to reduce the risk of the disease.