The relationship between maize consumption and the risk of cancer is causing alarm and rightfully so.
Ugali is a staple food loved by all Kenyans and the report conducted on women at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret suggests consumption of aflatoxin in food increases the risk of cervical cancer.
The new study published last Thursday in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases, found women with high aflatoxin concentrations in their blood were also likely to have cancer causing HPV strains.
Numerous reports have linked aflotoxin to our favorite meal, and KOT are up in arms about it. Back in 2012, a similar report linked GMO maize strain to cancer with scientists urging authorities to be serious.
KOT are now questioning what they should or shouldn’t eat. Read some comments from Twitter.
“Every Piece of #ugali you take increases your chance of getting cancer”
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) August 12, 2019
this pandemic of cancer has got people trippin its not now we are aware there is cancer or is it because prominent people are perishing from it despite their abundant resources #ugali
— sAlim_ovich (@sAlim_ovich) August 12, 2019
— Master of Coin🇰🇪 ◢ ◤ (@PiusNjeri_) August 12, 2019
— Eyase Brian EYASE 🇰🇪 (@eyase_eyase) August 12, 2019
Nkt with this pace…Every thing we eat will cause us cancer. Even the most affordable meal by every one.#ugali
I think the only way to avoid cancer is stop eating. pic.twitter.com/v2f5GvBmkk
— Moses Mungai (@MoseMungai) August 12, 2019
— OG sternly (@sternlyogolla) August 12, 2019
I can’t be the only one eating Ugali Tonight✋✋
Ugali is part of our Identity;It’s part of our Cultural Heritage!
— Hezbon Mureithi® (@HezMureithi) August 12, 2019
— Joab Rogony (@DeRumpo) August 12, 2019