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Old 06-16-2011, 11:13 AM   #21
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My sister had cancer at the age of 39. Probably safe to say that theirs are not too much due to everyday products and more of genetic influence. However, I have friends who don't have family members with cancer and yet are diagnosed of cancer and they age between late thirties to mid forties.
There are lots of young people who get cancer. Cancer does sometimes run in families. People who are very careful about diet -- health nuts -- still sometimes get cancer. True though all this is, it's not enough to blame or resolve age, genes, or diet for cancer; you really have to use clinical records and do some counting. The association between age and succumbing to cancer is very clear, but old people may succumb more frequently because their immune systems are failing rather than because more of their cells are becoming cancerous.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #22
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Cancer is first and foremost a disease of age. The best way to avoid cancer is to die young, from something else.
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Not sure I can agree to that. I have a cousin who died before 40 of cancer. My sister had cancer at the age of 39. Probably safe to say that theirs are not too much due to everyday products and more of genetic influence. However, I have friends who don't have family members with cancer and yet are diagnosed of cancer and they age between late thirties to mid forties. They themselves wonder how they got cancer. Most diseases including cancer are non-discrimatory - they attack young and old alike.
While this can be true in individual cases, it is completely at odds with reality of the experience of large groups. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, T2 diabetes, etc. are much more common as we age.

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There are lots of young people who get cancer. Cancer does sometimes run in families. People who are very careful about diet -- health nuts -- still sometimes get cancer. True though all this is, it's not enough to blame or resolve age, genes, or diet for cancer; you really have to use clinical records and do some counting. The association between age and succumbing to cancer is very clear, but old people may succumb more frequently because their immune systems are failing rather than because more of their cells are becoming cancerous.
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I believe the biggest cancer risk in an everyday product comes from the television set.

1) When we watch it, we don't exercise. Exercise and maintaining a healthy BMI help prevent cancer.

2) The ads are always for unhealthy foods like potato chips and ice cream and fast food. I never see ads for kale and broccoli - cruciferous vegaetables help prevent cancer.
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2) The ads are always for unhealthy foods like potato chips and ice cream and fast food. I never see ads for kale and broccoli - cruciferous vegaetables help prevent cancer.
It's an artifact of our consumer driven capitalist system. According to the article referenced in the thread What It Takes To Really Get Rich a way to get rich is to
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You want to sell products and services that carry high margins, stable demand and rising prices. The lowly potato chip checks all of these boxes. Semiconductors do not. Other benefits of potato chips are low start-up costs, ease of entry into the marketplace, less onerous regulation and that fact that intense competition doesn't seem to affect profits.
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Here's one for you. One of the researchers at my w*rk told me that DDT is one of the carcinogens that is highly prevalent. The good news is that it tends to sit in fat cells and lies dormant most of the time. The bad news is that if you lose weight, all the DDT comes flooding into your system, which is not good news.

I can't recall if she said anything about DDT actually causing obesity, but it wouldn't surprise me - everything else does.

So, stay fat and happy. Dieting could kill you.

At least, that's my story.... and I'm sticking to it.

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Here's one for you. One of the researchers at my w*rk told me that DDT is one of the carcinogens that is highly prevalent. The good news is that it tends to sit in fat cells and lies dormant most of the time. The bad news is that if you lose weight, all the DDT comes flooding into your system, which is not good news.
What does this researcher do ? And what paranoid web sites does s/he frequent? DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 and is hardly used anywhere in the world. And this idea that complex organohalogen molecules are somehow vacuumed out of your system by body fat is just a myth which lets people sound science-y.

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I can't recall if she said anything about DDT actually causing obesity, but it wouldn't surprise me - everything else does.
Is this for real ? Exactly one thing causes obesity: eating more calories than you burn off.
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Here's one for you. One of the researchers at my w*rk told me that DDT is one of the carcinogens that is highly prevalent.


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Sounds fishy to me. My memory and a little googling identifies DDT as a possible carcinogen, while a common substance we are often exposed to, gasoline, contains known carcinogens.

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At this point, it seems that almost everything we consume will cause cancer. This website is helpful in identifying many cosmetics that we use that have carcinogenic ingredients: Skin Deep Cosmetics Database | Environmental Working Group

From what I've learned thus far, it's good to keep a diet high in antioxidants and a regular regiment of detoxification is one of the best ways to prevent cancer. Even still, it seems like it could still happen even if you do everything right.
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