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David Evans

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Irradiated foods link with cancer

This paper was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 28: 1 30- 1 35, 1 97

Study title and authors:
Effects of feeding irradiated wheat to malnourished children’
ı. Bhaskararn,2 M.D., and G. Sadasivan,3 M.Sc., MB., B.S., M.Sc.

This paper can be accessed at:
Fifteen children suffering from severe protein-calorie malnutrition were divided into three groups of five each and received diets containing either unirradiated, freshly irradiated, or stored irradiated wheat.
The study found:
(a) Children receiving freshly irradiated wheat developed polyploid cells (cells with chromosome abnormalities) and certain abnormal cells in increasing number as the duration of feeding increased. If these children withdrew from eating the freshly irradiated wheat then the abnormal cells decreased.  
(b) Children fed stored irradiated wheat also showed polyploid and abnormal cells, but in decreased numbers compared to the children fed freshly irradiated wheat.
(c)  In marked contrast, none of the children fed unirradiated diet developed any abnormal cells.
Polyploidy has an association with cancer. See here.

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