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Khunopie



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: Fucking, Austria (pronounced "Fooking")

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Kimchi causes Cancer Reply with quote

http://www.zhion.com/kimchi_cancer.html

Don't say I didn't warn U:

VERIFICATION-Kimchi associated with
cancer?
A MORE OBSERVATIONS ON KIMCHI LINKED TO CANCER
In late 1990s, Ahn Yo from Seoul National University College of
Medicine, Korea, observed that stomach cancer was the most
prevalent malignant neoplasm in Korea. He noted an increased risk
of stomach cancer was among those who frequently had broiled
meats and fishes, pickled vegetables, salted side dishes and salty
stewed foods, such as soybean paste thick stew as their meals. On
the other heand, Dr. Ahn Yo reported that ginseng intake could
decrease the risk of gastric cancer in his review article.[Diet and
stomach cancer in Korea, Int J Cancer. 1997;Suppl 10:7-9]
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Suwoner10



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Kimchi may cause cancer, but it also cures it. So there!
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idonojacs



Joined: 07 Jun 2007

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about cancer, but I do know that kimchi can trigger arthritic symptoms, interfere with getting a sound sleep, and probably is responsible for some of the ADHD type behavioral problems we see in students.

It's the red pepper, stupid!

If they would just stop eating it for a week, they might feel a lot better.
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Hollywoodaction



Joined: 02 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the salt.

The incidence of stomach cancers has dropped in Western countries since the invention of refrigerators. Previously, people would eat a lot of food that had been preserved in salt.

A recent Lithuanian study correlates the high incidence of gastric cancer in that country with the popularity of salted meat.

A Japanese study a couple of years ago concluded that there is an even greater risk of gastric cancer with eating foods that are both salty and spicy.

I read somewhere that the incidence of stomach cancer in Korea is decreasing. Some scientists think it's because Korean tastes have changed, they say people now prefer salt that is less salty than before.

I think many people just miss the point when they say that kimchi fights cancer. The question is not whether kimchi fights cancer (it obviously doesn't because of the high content in salt) but rather whether it contains chemicals that can be isolated and used to fight cancer (which it does...but you can say that about any food that has red pepper as an ingredient because capsaicin is known to kill cancer cells). Find a way to make kimchi without the salt and you've got yourself a cancer fighting food.
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VanIslander



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickles, pickled eggs, pickled veggies... all forms of pickling have been found to be associated with stomach cancers

I have been saying for years that kimchi (as pickled veggies) likely is a causal factor in the high incidence of stomach cancer in Korea, and NOT because of the hot peppers.

Everything in moderation, but for Koreans, it's going to the extreme: kimchi and rice with every meal.

I eat kimchi with three or four meals a week, though I do worry a bit about overall intake of acidic foods and sodium.

Fresh is always better than preserved. Koreans don't know that.

Eating more fresh, healthy Western-style salads are in order. I think I'll go shopping for fresh tomatoes, purple onions and celery this afternoon. Excuse me.
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dalpengi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what sort of role soju plays in the high rate of stomach cancers / problems witnessed in Korea. The level of stomach problems Koreans experience is amazing. I wonder if there are any people in these forums who have been a year or longer in Korea, who havenít meant at least three or four people with chronic stomach problems.

Pickles are generally good for you but as some have mentioned it, in moderation!

Actually a vast majority of Korean food is way too salty. I like Korean food and am glad it has such a high number of vegetable dishes but the levels of salt are worrisome.
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anyway



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suwoner10 wrote:
Yes, Kimchi may cause cancer, but it also cures it. So there!


No, only Chuck Norris can do that!
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yingwenlaoshi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Koreans eat huge quantities of kimchi. They just have a little bit each time. I could be wrong. I find I eat more kimchi than Koreans do when eating out with them. Maybe because they it a lot of it in the morning?
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idonojacs



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come to think of it, they do throw away an awful lot of it when they go to a restaurant.

I wonder if the pigs get stomach cancer?
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pesawattahi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do metal chopsticks give you carpal tunnel syndrome? Cool
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yingwenlaoshi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pesawattahi wrote:
Do metal chopsticks give you carpal tunnel syndrome? Cool


I don't know, but your location data is screwing up the screen space. It's giving me annoyed syndrome.
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pesawattahi



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Location: it rubs the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I guess the location data box was not intelligent enough to understand 한글. It should read 조선민주주의인민공화국. If it still annoys you sorry... Well not really.
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yingwenlaoshi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pesawattahi wrote:
Sorry I guess the location data box was not intelligent enough to understand 한글. It should read 조선민주주의인민공화국. If it still annoys you sorry... Well not really.


I don't care.
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pesawattahi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stop whining.
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caniff



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idonojacs wrote:
Come to think of it, they do throw away an awful lot of it when they go to a restaurant.


I'm not so sure they throw it away, guy. Do you really think all those side dishes you didn't touch get tossed when you leave the restaurant?

Like many things here, I don't mull over this too much, but it's just my hunch.
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