Will Cancer Kill You?

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(DGIwire) — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer rates worldwide have doubled over the past 20 years and will most likely double again in the next 20 years unless immediate action is taken.  This prediction is from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a special unit of WHO.  More than 250 leading scientists from over 40 countries collaborated on the project.

The risk of dying from cancer has decreased in developed countries mostly due to decreased tobacco use but because there are more people, the number of deaths is rising.  We are now exporting our bad habits to the rest of the world where tobacco use is rising.

If you have quit smoking or never smoked, your odds are better, however you are still not safe.  Tobacco use accounts for about 33 percent of all cancers in the United States.  Poor diet, being overweight or obese and lack of physical activity are estimated to be responsible for about 28 percent.  In other words, poor diet and lifestyle will kill you almost as sure as smoking.

It is estimated that at least half of all cancers worldwide could be prevented with proper diet and lifestyle choices.  Many experts say diet and lifestyle changes might decrease cancer rates by as much as 80 percent.

“Living longer, a sedentary lifestyle and bombarding our bodies with modern processed and genetically engineered food is a recipe for cancer and other chronic diseases.  Over the last 50-100 years, we have been part of a mass experiment of reduced activity combined with inexpensive man-made food products which offer too many calories and little-to-no nutritional value.  These foods are producing many unintended health consequences,” according to Tom Griesel, co-author of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (BSH 2011).

The cancer epidemic is already very expensive with the yearly global cost estimated to be over 1 trillion dollars.  This cost will rise proportionately to the number of new cases predicted.  It is a huge problem and everyone should be very concerned.

Griesel adds, “People need to educate themselves and take personal responsibility for their health.  The steps required are actually very simple but it is a personal choice that must be made if you want the best chance to live a long, healthy life.”

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