You don't hear of much cancer cases in Non-Western countries and third world countries as in America, Australia, European countries for example. Makes you wonder if the processed food has something to do with it.
Edit : For those asking me for a link : https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/data-cancer-frequency-country
- Do you have any data to back this up or just speculating on the "heard" part i.e., interaction limited to your social and professional circle?
- How can data be properly gathered. Are you nuts ? The village where I come from in India, they used to go to all sort of quacks. People don't do any yearly annual check up (heck many have never done in their life). The nearest hospital was 100km away.
Some of them still rely on home remedies and homeopathy and untrained local quacks who mostly give antacid, fever meds, cough syrup and vitamins for every disease.7d7
- They tend to live much longer. Chances of cancer higher the older you get.
Also in third world countries some poor people die from cancer without diagnosis and reporting.
- Too much meat. Meat should be 5% or less of your calories. Search for this and you'll find the sources.
- Lol Oracle, so aggressive behavior. I was just asking a question about the 5%, where does it come from?
You said the following in the comment: “Also a naive comment about Arg and Uru. It's less than 1% even for #1, and other factors are involved.”, but the original one you said more than 5% of meat causes cancer. So I did not understand the logic. Anyway, I’ll continue eating my bloody beef and I hope you also feel happy with your lettuce. #peace3d0
- Because these countries tend to offer faster diagnosis than other countries? If your population receives one or two check ups a year, you’re likely to yield more diagnosis than if only a quarter of your population received a single checkup every couple years, for example.
- The National Geographic article on blue zones suggests it is food (high meat + processed) + stress + low activity levels.