The Australian government is to begin testing people for ajmelen, an ingredient in dried fruits and vegetables which can cause breast cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to conduct a study to identify the risk of aJmelen in the diet.
The FDA said ajpalen levels in Australian women have increased from 4.6 per cent in 2010 to 17.9 per cent last year.
The study will be conducted in the coming months.
The agency has warned that the link between ajamelen and breast cancer has not yet been fully established.
“This is an area where the evidence base is quite sparse,” Health Minister Paula Bennett said.
Health Minister says government will not be swayed by studies linked to ajpelen article Ajmalenos are found in dried fruit and vegetables, but it is unknown if they have a role in causing breast cancer, or whether they are just a symptom of it. “
The scientific evidence is not yet strong enough to suggest that ajmalten can be a causative factor for breast cancer.”
Health Minister says government will not be swayed by studies linked to ajpelen article Ajmalenos are found in dried fruit and vegetables, but it is unknown if they have a role in causing breast cancer, or whether they are just a symptom of it.
It has been suggested that they are linked with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and a link to obesity.
Ajpalens are also found in certain types of cereals, some fruits and some vegetables.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the government would not be influenced by studies linking ajbalenos to breast cancer as long as it did not have a significant impact on breast cancer rates.
“Ajmaleno levels in the diets of Australian women are not linked to breast or colorectal cancer risk, and it would not change our position that a high-fat diet is not a risk factor for either,” Ms Hennessys spokeswoman for health and science, Sarah MacLachlan, said.
Ms MacLaklan said there was no evidence to suggest ajwalen had a significant effect on breast or colon cancer rates, but she was “extremely concerned” by the findings.
Ms Hennessesy said she did not think the government should be swayed from its policy to avoid processed foods containing ajman.
“I think it’s very important that we are not swayed by scientific evidence that a jmalen is linked to cancer,” she said.
She said the aim was to make sure Australians were eating a healthy diet.
“It’s not a diet to get cancer,” Ms Maclachlan said.
But Ms Bennett said there should be no doubt about the link to breast and coloreckal cancer.
“There is no doubt that there is an association between a jmalteno-rich diet and breast and colon cancer,” Dr Bennett said, adding the government was not swayed from the link by studies.
“Our focus should be to make it easy for people to have healthy diets and to have the highest levels of fruit and vegetable consumption.”
She said there were also other health benefits from ajmonetic intake.
“These include reducing inflammation, reducing pain, reducing blood pressure and blood clotting and also reducing inflammation in our bones and joints.”