Sit! Satay! Good Dog!
Date Added: May 10, 2002
Most recently circulated as part of a quartet of questionable warnings including shrimp and vitamin C, shampoo, and instant noodles, this warning may have an ounce of truth to it, but its misinformed advice negates any benefit it might have had.
If you all eat satay, don't ever forget to eat the cucumber, because... eating satay together with carbon after barbequing can cause cancer. But we have a cure for that... Cucumber should be eaten after we ate the satay.... because satay has carsinogen (a cancer causing element)but cucumber is anti-carsinogenic. So don't forget to eat the cucumber the next time u have satays.
Research has shown that grilling causes certain foods, particularly fatty meats, to create a carcinogen. However, the American Institute of Cancer Research reports that the risk is low and can be reduced even further with some healthy grilling habits.
That's where this chain letter loses all validity. To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as an "anti-carcinogen." While some foods reduce your risk of cancer, this does not mean that they somehow cancel the disease-causing effects of known carcinogens.
An anonymously authored and haphazardly forwarded e-mail warning should never replace legitimate medical resources and your physician for health advice. Break this Chain.