Carrots and Cancer



The BBC report that

The anti-cancer properties of carrots are more potent if the vegetable is not cut up before cooking, research shows.

Words fail me. Almost. Its late and I am already fed up with the appalling standard of Horizon programmes so let me be quick:

  • Carrots have no known anti-cancer properties. i.e. eating carrots (as opposed to vegetables in general) does not correlate with low cancer risk.
  • This story reports that one chemical is present in higher quantities in carrots when they are boiled whole rather than chopped. So what.
  • Is there amy evidence that this chemical is in any way relevant to human health? No.

Story over. Bedtime. Why does the BBC publish this nonsense?

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