The fat found in fast food can help protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer, a study claims.
Experts found that palmitic acid, which is in products such as burgers and cookies, fuels a protein involved in the pigmentation process to help protect against harmful skin cancer mutations.
While fast food can have harmful effects on the heart and brain, it could prevent melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.
Rates of people being diagnosed with melanoma have increased the past 30 years in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates close to 10,000 people will die from the cancer this year.
Experts said this breakthrough in research could lead to a drug for those who are red hair, fair skinned or have consistently tanned, all of whom are more at risk to get skin cancer.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
For my whole life, McDonald’s has been “the” fast food chain. It was the first of course – the original chain burger joint. And for decades they did a great job of it. No matter where you went, you could pop into a McDonald’s, grab a burger, fries and a Coke and be satisfied with what you received. It was consistent – always the same, no matter where you went. It wasn’t fine dining. It was fast food.
Well, all that’s changed I guess, but into what I know not.
Yesterday the Guardian.com reported that McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook admitted that his restaurant chain is “not on our game.” He said “The message is clear we are not on our game… We must improve, or we will be selling our customers short and leaving open opportunities for competitors.”
He added that he has a plan to “shape McDonald’s future as a modern, progressive burger company, “and by progressive he means the company would be “anticipating the needs of our customers tomorrow.” Wow – that’s deep. Since he went into no detail regarding his progressive plan, we are left with the notion that this is all marketing nonsense and doublespeak. read more