Who Knew? Cancer Cure Found through Beef Patties

June 1, 2010  |  

If you love spicy food, you’re in luck. Scientists have found that meat spiced with certain ingredients helps prevent cancer. The natural antioxidant spices work against cancer causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that are produced when muscle foods, such as ground beef patties, are barbecued, grilled, boiled or fried.


The coolest part—scientists tested this theory on beef patties. Yes, yellow dough–corner store-found in every hood beef patties. Everyone Who knew they’re not great for you?!

ScienceDaily reports:

Consuming HCAs through meat increases risk factors for colorectal, stomach, lung, pancreatic, mammary and prostate cancers.

J. Scott Smith, a Kansas State University food chemistry professor, in research supported by the Food Safety Consortium, found that certain spices containing natural antioxidants would reduce HCA levels by 40 percent when applied to beef patties during cooking.

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