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    Mrs AF was trying to find this the other day, as we argued over leading causes of death.

    This study did not include the US and is cherry picking data from certain developed countries.

    Heart disease continues to be the number one disease related killer.

    But the fact that in the US cancer rates are similar to what they were in 1930, after the lead scares, the asbestos alarums, the anti tobacco hysteria, the pollution fatwas, the all natural foods movements...after all that, cancer rates are increasing and remain similar to what they were 90 years ago.


    Cancer Is Now the Leading Cause of Death

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/cancer...h_3082911.html

    Heart disease falls to second place as cause of death in developed countries
    BY GREENMEDINFO
    September 23, 2019 Updated: September 23, 2019
    Cancer has dethroned heart disease to earn the nefarious title of leading cause of death in high-income and certain middle-income countries.

    While heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death globally among adults aged 35 to 70, in high-income countries, which include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and Sweden, cancer caused sometimes twice as many deaths as heart disease.

    Some middle-income countries, which include the Philippines, Iran, South Africa, Colombia, China, Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey, Poland, Argentina, and Chile, also saw cancer become the leading cause of death.

    While the United States wasn’t included in the new analysis, research published in 2018 suggested that “the United States is in the midst of an epidemiologic transition in the leading cause of death,” moving from heart disease to cancer.

    That study, too, found that cancer was quickly outpacing heart disease as the top killer, with high-income counties transitioning first. In fact, while only 21 percent of U.S. counties had cancer as the leading cause of death in 2003, this rose to 41 percent in 2015.

    “The shift to cancer as the leading cause of death was greatest in the highest-income counties,” the researchers explained, echoing the current study, which also cited “a transition in the predominant causes of deaths in middle-age” in high-income countries.

    “The world is witnessing a new epidemiologic transition among the different categories of noncommunicable diseases, with CVD [cardiovascular disease] no longer the leading cause of death in HIC [high-income countries],” lead author Dr. Gilles Dagenais, professor emeritus at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, said in a statement.

    Why Is Cancer a Top Killer?
    The study suggested cancer is rising to the top because heart disease is better treated in high-income countries, saving more lives from heart disease and paving the way for cancer deaths to rise. But perhaps a better question is why cancer continues to kill so many.

    Even globally, cancer still comes in as the second-leading cause of death behind heart disease, responsible for 26 percent of deaths worldwide. Americans have a one in three risk of developing cancer at some point in their lifetimes, along with a one in five risk of dying from the disease.

    In early 2019, it was announced that cancer death rates in the United States declined 27 percent since 1991, a statistic that makes it seem as though we’re winning the “war on cancer.” But most of these declines can be attributed to reductions in smoking—and perhaps a limited measure of increased early detection and treatment—and are not a sign that conventional medicine’s model of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation to treat cancer is, on the whole, working.

    While death rates from certain cancer have declined, others have increased. Overall, cancer deaths in the United States in 2016 were similar to those in 1930—despite all the “advances” in detection and treatment.


    Changing the Way We Think About Cancer
    It’s becoming increasingly clear that in order to conquer cancer, it’s necessary to change the way we think about it. Cancer is found in virtually all animals, suggesting it has a significance we’ve overlooked. Some researchers have even theorized that cancer is an ancient survival program unmasked—even a process the body undergoes in order to survive nutrient deprivation and exposure to toxins.

    Rather than being the result of an accumulation of DNA mutations that create rogue cells that multiply out of control, cancer could be cells that have flipped an epigenetic switch into survival mode in the form of a tumor. In the journal Physical Biology, researchers theorized:

    “[Cancer] is an atavistic [primitive] condition that occurs when genetic or epigenetic malfunction unlocks an ancient ‘toolkit’ of pre-existing adaptations, re-establishing the dominance of an earlier layer of genes that controlled loose-knit colonies of only partially differentiated cells, similar to tumors.”

    If this is true, it makes sense that conventional cancer treatments aimed to poison or “kill” the cancerous cells may only make the problem worse by creating an even more toxic environment, which could trigger cancer to reach back into its “ancient toolkit” to find additional means of survival.

    This explanation may be overly simplistic, as there are many factors that contribute to cancer, but there is evidence to suggest that natural substances and therapies that support the body’s overall health can be useful in the fight against cancer.

    Nearly 1,000 Substances Have Anti-Cancer Potential
    GreenMedInfo has a database of 986 substances that have been researched as potential cancer prevention and treatment strategies. There are undoubtedly many more out there that have yet to be discovered. At the top of the list is curcumin, the active ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, which targets cancer stem cells, while leaving normal stem cells unharmed.

    Another top contender is vitamin D, which you can get for free from adequate sun exposure. Higher vitamin D levels are not only known to lower your cancer risk but also to improve outcomes if you’ve already been diagnosed. Fiber, resveratrol, sulforaphane and vitamin E—all substances you can get from your diet—also show anti-cancer promise, as does coffee, perhaps because it improves the body’s ability to efficiently repair DNA damage.

    So if there was one silver lining to the news that cancer is now the leading cause of death in some countries, it would be that it’s a condition that has many promising natural avenues for prevention and treatment. Current conventional cancer treatments are failing, but that doesn’t mean cancer is unstoppable—it means it’s time to broaden our research into and usage of traditional therapies.

    Many natural substances, like noni leaf, have even been shown to work better than chemotherapy, highlighting why, if we’re going to win the war against cancer, we’re going to need to do it with nature on our side.

    For more on how to naturally fight cancer, visit the GreenMedInfo database on the subject.

    The GMI Research Group is dedicated to investigating the most important health and environmental issues of the day. Special emphasis will be placed on environmental health. Our focused and deep research will explore the many ways in which the present condition of the human body directly reflects the true state of the ambient environment. This article was originally published on GreenMedinfo.com



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    now that we cured aids can we focus on something that effects WAY MORE PEOPLE???!?!?!?!?

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    In early 2019, it was announced that cancer death rates in the United States declined 27 percent since 1991, a statistic that makes it seem as though we’re winning the “war on cancer.” But most of these declines can be attributed to reductions in smoking—and perhaps a limited measure of increased early detection and treatment—and are not a sign that conventional medicine’s model of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation to treat cancer is, on the whole, working.
    That is key.

    Nearly 1,000 Substances Have Anti-Cancer Potential

    GreenMedInfo has a database of 986 substances that have been researched as potential cancer prevention and treatment strategies. There are undoubtedly many more out there that have yet to be discovered. At the top of the list is curcumin, the active ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, which targets cancer stem cells, while leaving normal stem cells unharmed.

    Another top contender is vitamin D, which you can get for free from adequate sun exposure. Higher vitamin D levels are not only known to lower your cancer risk but also to improve outcomes if you’ve already been diagnosed. Fiber, resveratrol, sulforaphane and vitamin E—all substances you can get from your diet—also show anti-cancer promise, as does coffee, perhaps because it improves the body’s ability to efficiently repair DNA damage.

    So if there was one silver lining to the news that cancer is now the leading cause of death in some countries, it would be that it’s a condition that has many promising natural avenues for prevention and treatment. Current conventional cancer treatments are failing, but that doesn’t mean cancer is unstoppable—it means it’s time to broaden our research into and usage of traditional therapies.

    The problem is Cancer isn't a disease, it's a big money making business. There is no money, for them, in cures.
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    Heart disease in itself could be a misnomer . What many call that I would say is a natural aging type thing for many who have not had to be vigorously active .
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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0903084037.htm

    Authors of both studies acknowledged some limitations. Despite being the only studies involving as many as 21 countries in a cohort study, caution should be exercised in generalising results to all countries. In particular, PURE does not include data from west Africa, north Africa or Australia; the number of participants from the Middle East is modest; and data from LICs are predominantly from south Asia with a few African countries.
    Countries analysed in these two reports from the PURE Study include: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe.
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