Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Half of those polled unaware of diet's links to cancer

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With cancer being more and more understood as a result of genetic and environmental variables, it's quite surprising to see that half of all citizens in Britain do not understand the links that occur between one's diet and the possibility (or even treatment) of cancer.

This from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which recently conducted a poll that concluded with the percentage of those that were unfamiliar with the connection between unhealthy foods and cancer -- a staggering 46% of those polled in Britain. I'm sure that same percentage (or even higher) would exist in the U.S.

Lifestyle choices are so varied these days (from extremely good to incredibly bad) that it's no surprise the cancer rate in industrialized countries is soaring. Education is then action is key, not staying uninformed and in the dark. What will you do?

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