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Trans fats from processed foods increase ovarian cancer risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists have identified a likely link between processed and fried foods containing trans fats and ovarian cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued the announcement on Thursday at the end of a study of nearly 1,500 patients suffering from the disease, …

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SEATINI sues gov’t over continued use of glyphosate herbicides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights have sued the government challenging the continued use of glyphosate herbicides. This application comes after over 25 countries around the world banned the use …

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Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Paris, France | AFP | A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen …

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