Bicarbonate, that stuff in baking soda, 'could detect cancer'
The naturally-occurring chemical bicarbonate, used to make baking soda, could help detect cancer using sensitive scanning, research suggests.
Bicarbonate is involved in the body's balancing of acid and alkali.
But cancerous tissue is known to turn it into carbon dioxide.
The Cancer Research UK team found MRI scans were able to track changes in the chemical and therefore identify cancers even in the very early stages.