Thursday, April 11, 2013

Could Some of Our Favorite Flavorings Be Damaging Our DNA?

Scientists from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that teas, coffee, and "Smokey"  flavored drink can be damaging to your DNA.  The gene p53 protects cells from becoming cancerous and is being activated to protect DNA and genes by these foods  which share in common some chemicals — pyrogallol and gallic acid. Scientists still don't know how these chemicals affect your body.  Researchers are saying that there is cause for alarm right now because this study has not answered if the body can repair this damage by itself or not.


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