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Sep 20, 2012

Fifty Percent of all Cancers Can Be Prevented.

Researchers  at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress 2012 stated that 50% of all cancers can be prevented simply by following the steps of what is known in cancer prevention such as:

Don't Smoke.  Smoking causes 1/3 of all cancers.

Lose weight.  Obesity causes 20% of all cancers.

Eat well.    Improvement in diet could reduce cancer incidence by 50% 

Exercise. Increases in physical activity could reduce cancer incidence by as much as 85% in 5 to 20 years.

Eradicating the main viruses associated with cancer worldwide which include human papillomavirus and hepatitis B and C  could lead to a 100% reduction in viral-related cancer incidence in 20 to 40 years.

Screening for colorectal cancer can reduce mortality by 30% to 40%.

Epidemiologists have shown thirty years ago that tobacco, alcohol, diet,  lack of physical activity, and obesity accounted for more than half of all cancer.

United States Wastes 750 Billion in Health Care Cost.

Is More Care Better Care?

Wasted health care dollars included:

unneccesary services $210 billion,
mistakes and unneccesary use of specialist $130 billion,
excessadministration cost $190 billion,
too high prices $105 billion,
missed prevention opportunities $55 billion,
and fraud committed by patients, providers and payers 75 billion.

Arsenic Found in Rice

Consumer Reports found arsenic, a known carcinogenic, in 200 different rice products that are sold in grocery stores in the United States alone.

This was reported to pressure the FDA to set standards for safe food supplies.

Arsenic was found in baby cereal, rice cakes and bags of rice.

Arsenic is found in many of the soils where rice is produced.

Arsenic can also be found in water supplies.