A Nigerian medical practitioner, Doctor Chinonso Egemba has warned that suya is capable of causing cancer (Details)

A Nigerian medical practitioner, Doctor Chinonso Egemba has warned that suya is capable of causing cancer.

Egemba who is popularly known as Aproko Doctor said the popular delicacy contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

He noted that these polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are capable of resulting in cancer and Nigerians who love suya find this very disturbing.

Popular medical practitioner, Doctor Chinonso Egemba stirred the hornet’s nest when he declared in a recent video that suya is capable of causing cancer.

Egemba who is popularly known as Aproko Doctor said the popular delicacy contains chemicals that can lead to cancer.

The doctor said in the video: “Suya can give you cancer. When you burn meat inside open flames, it creates chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

These particular compounds may get activated by certain enzymes in your body that ends up damaging your DNA. Damage to this, DNA-cancer.”

A research paper released by the IDPH said in part: “Long-term exposure to low levels of some PAHs have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Benzo(a)pyrene is the most common PAH to cause cancer in animals. Studies of workers exposed to mixtures of PAHs and other compounds have noted an increased risk of skin, lung, bladder, and gastrointestinal cancers.”

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