Associating Cancer with the food we eat is a common phenomenon. Some studies have suggested how eating certain food items can lead to cancers. However, now, Prof Mike Gibney, professor of food and health in UCD, says that we should not associate food to cancer.
He criticized people for peddling myths about impact of food items on cancer. Gibney added that there was no evidence which linked food to cancer.
“People tend to have an irrational fear of cancer. At one stage, it was a death sentence, but not anymore for many patients. Yet the stigma remains, and with it the feeling they must have done something wrong to get the disease.” He said.