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Old 10-26-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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Healthy Lifestyle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This being breast cancer awareness month, I would like to contribute some information that usually doesn't get mentioned. This information comes from scientific research and offers hope that there is a way to drastically reduce the incidence of breast cancer.

Population studies (before 2001) revealed a huge difference in the number of yearly cancer deaths (for every 100,000 people) between Okinawa and the United States. At the time of the study, they found 6 deaths from breast cancer in Okinawa compared to 33 in the United States. That means we had 5.5 times more. And compared to all of Japan, we had 3 times more.

Another study was done to find out if the result was due to genetics. Using death certificates, they compared Japanese-Americans with the general population of the U.S. and found essentially no difference in death rates.

The conclusion: The difference in death rates (6 vs 33 per 100,000) is due to lifestyle, mainly diet, exercise and stress control.

Anyone interested in learning more should read the book, "The Okinawa Program". You'll find a detailed description of the Okinawan lifestyle, based on a 25-year study.

Why is it that every year hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for cancer research and yet this very important research information, which has great potential to lower the rate of breast cancer and deaths due to breast cancer, is largely ignored?

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Healthy Lifestyle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Why is it that every year hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for cancer research and yet this very important research information, which has great potential to lower the rate of breast cancer and deaths due to breast cancer, is largely ignored?
It comes down to the fact that is the same prescription that greatly reduces the risk of numerous other diseases, including big killers like heart disease and other types of cancer:

Eat vegetables and other less processed healthy foods, don't eat junk food, exercise, don't get fat.

Unfortunately, despite all of the reasons to do that, most people don't (especially the exercise part).

In terms of breast cancer awareness, remember that men can get breast cancer, although only at 1/100 the rate that women do. However, it is often more deadly in men, because men may not realize that the lump or strange thing on their breasts can be breast cancer until it is too late.

 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: Healthy Lifestyle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The book, "The Okinawa Program" seems to be a new revolution in the field of Breast Cancer treatment..I'll definately study this book.thanks for your post man.

 
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