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7 Cancer- and Arthritis-Causing Foods to Avoid

It is relatively common to know that diet plays an important role in the risk of developing cancer in your life. But new research indicates that it might also play a role in the onset of arthritis. The root cause of this painful joint condition has not been fully understood in the past, but has often been linked to wear and tear. People who have physically demanding jobs or who are obese seemed to be at higher risk.

But it now appears that the balance of bacteria living in the gut, which is directly influenced by diet, may be an inciting factor in the development of arthritis. In turn, chronic inflammation and decreased activity levels in arthritis patients can lead to the development of cancer.

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In studies with mice, researchers found that obese mice tended to have more harmful bacteria in their guts than lean mice. The bacteria directly led to chronic inflammation and progressive deterioration of the joints. When the gut biome shifted to a healthier balance of good bacteria, joint damage stopped and often reversed.

Researchers believe a high-fat Western diet, dubbed the “cheeseburger and milkshake” diet, could be to blame. More human research is needed, but in the meantime, avoiding the following 7 foods will reduce both your risk of cancer and your arthritis pain. In the end, we’ll share a supplement that could work in conjunction with a healthy diet to further balance your gut biome.

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