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[MU] Cancer Revealed To Be Purely A Man Made Disease.

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http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...anmade_disease

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Cancer is solely a man-made disease caused by lifestyle factors like pollution and diet, according to a new study by Manchester University.

The scientists have investigated ancient Egyptian and Greek remains, as well as their literature, looking for signs people at that time suffered from the disease.

They managed to diagnose cancer in an Egyptian mummy for the first time – but they say finding just one case after examining hundreds of mummies proves the disease was extremely rare in antiquity.

They also found very few references to the symptoms of cancer in ancient literature

There has been a huge increase in cases of the disease since the Industrial Revolution, in particular childhood cancer – which researchers say proves the rise is not simply due to people living longer.
So we only have ourselves to blame....
Oh mercy...
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Sad... but not surprised at the same time :\\
    
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I thought that was kind of common sense.
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so if we go back to living in a cave in the Middle-east and eat nothing but unprocessed meat and veggies we wont ever get cancer ?
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so if we go back to living in a cave in the Middle-east and eat nothing but unprocessed meat and veggies we wont ever get cancer ?
Yup.

Nothing quite like hopping out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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Can't get to the source article right now, our content filter seems to be looping on something...but I don't buy it from the snippet below.

For one thing, the title is misleading. "Man made" is NOT what this is implying, it implies only that we're making it easier to get cancer with our lifestyles. No one "created" cancer and it escaped froma test tube!

Also, unless they have applied some sort of statistical means to account for the fact that life expectancy was a fraction of what it is today, meaning that most people were going to die of other causes well before contracting cancer. What is the percentage of people under 30 getting cancer? Less than that who get into theor 40s, 50s, 60s, etc, is it not? How does it compare to the ratio they found in their mummy population?

I'll try to read the source article later.
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http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-...-man-made.html here's another source, funny reading some of the comments on this one...
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I am a little skeptical on this as well. They have hardly proven anything.
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Also, unless they have applied some sort of statistical means to account for the fact that life expectancy was a fraction of what it is today, meaning that most people were going to die of other causes well before contracting cancer. What is the percentage of people under 30 getting cancer? Less than that who get into theor 40s, 50s, 60s, etc, is it not? How does it compare to the ratio they found in their mummy population?
Precisely this....exactly what I was going to say.
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"There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle."
How did they reach that conclusion?

How do they explain the cases of cancer they DID find in dinosaurs, etc then? Also, how many fossils do we have relative to the entire population at the time?

I'm not a professional in these fields but the article is much less than convincing.
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