"How Old Groundnuts Cause Liver Cancer" - Nigerian, Nonso Doctor Speaks

Date: 17-07-2018 3:05 pm (2 years ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 17-07-2018 03:05 PM (2 years ago)

Nigerian Doctor, Dr. Nonso, self-styled Aproko Doctor took to his Twitter handle to warn people of the danger of eating old groundnuts.
According to his tweet, it causes cancer of the liver. The consumption of groundnuts, especially with Garri (Cassava flakes) or bread, is very common in Nigeria.
 Read full tweets;
"I'm just here to remind you that eating old groundnuts can give you cancer of the liver #aprokodoctor
Old groundnuts contain aflatoxin that causes liver cancer. This toxin is produced by a fungus that infects old improperly stored groundnuts.
Don't let your village people win. 
Throw that ancestral groundnut away.
Groundnuts should be stored in airtight containers.
Preferably in the refrigerator with constant electricity for about 3 months.
But as we no dey get light like that...
The moment something feels wrong about it. Discard"

Posted: at 17-07-2018 03:05 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
- crocatum at 17-07-2018 03:53 PM (2 years ago)
hah, I read about it, and I hardly have time to explain or summarise

Chemical structure of aflatoxin B1
Aflatoxins are poisonous carcinogens that are produced by certain molds (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay, and grains. They are regularly found in improperly stored staple commodities such as cassava, chili peppers, corn, cotton seed, millet, peanuts, rice, sesame seeds, sorghum, sunflower seeds, tree nuts, wheat, and a variety of spices. When contaminated food is processed, aflatoxins enter the general food supply where they have been found in both pet and human foods, as well as in feedstocks for agricultural animals. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products, and meat.[1] For example, contaminated poultry feed is suspected in the findings of high percentages of samples of aflatoxin-contaminated chicken meat and eggs in Pakistan.[2]

Children are particularly affected by aflatoxin exposure, which is associated with stunted growth,[3] delayed development,[4] liver damage, and liver cancer. An association between childhood stunting and aflatoxin exposure[5] has been reported in some studies[6][7] but could not be detected in all.[8][9] Furthermore, a causal relationship between childhood stunting and aflatoxin exposure has yet to be conclusively shown by epidemiological studies, though such investigations are underway.[10][11] Adults have a higher tolerance to exposure, but are also at risk. No animal species is immune. Aflatoxins are among the most carcinogenic substances known.[12] After entering the body, aflatoxins may be metabolized by the liver to a reactive epoxide intermediate or hydroxylated to become the less harmful aflatoxin M1.

Aflatoxins are most commonly ingested. However the most toxic type of aflatoxin, B1, can permeate through the skin

Posted: at 17-07-2018 03:53 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- crocatum at 17-07-2018 03:55 PM (2 years ago)
I hope it is not too long, at least these food items like rice, groundnut and other should be stored airtight, children are more vulnerable to the effects of Aflatoxins.
Posted: at 17-07-2018 03:55 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- crocatum at 17-07-2018 04:03 PM (2 years ago)
and to reduce the pathogens causing these toxins, both temperature, and air humidity should be low.
Posted: at 17-07-2018 04:03 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- slimber at 17-07-2018 05:51 PM (2 years ago)
Hmmm.mm nah waaa
Posted: at 17-07-2018 05:51 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
- ruthie at 17-07-2018 06:52 PM (2 years ago)
una don come o
Posted: at 17-07-2018 06:52 PM (2 years ago) | Hero


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