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….."The Fraction of Cancer Attributable to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors in the UK in 2010" was published yesterday.
Now that the news has carried the results of this report, will cancer patients feel the need to hide themselves away – lest their family and friends "blame" them for developing the disease? The massive anxiety caused by the word "cancer", the possible financial hardship and the effects of treatment are enough to bear without having the blame laid at your door.
The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) was founded by John D. Graham and specialises in advocating forms of risk-assessment widely criticised by community groups. The Center gained funds from both industry and government agencies.
..when I was growing up much was hidden by Big Business and the Governments helped.
The power of adverstising and the imortal "chasing the easy $$$" led Big Business to kill us and then lie about it for years..
Non-Profit Organizations with Ties to Industry
> Universities with Corporate Ties
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF HUMAN NUTRITION
The New York Times reported that Columbia's Institute of Human Nutrition "forged an agreement with Mr. Price [president of a nutritional-supplements company] for fees and a share of the company. (NYT, 8/2/00, p.1)
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
AMA planed a campaign to remind doctors of ethical guidelines limiting their acceptance of gifts from pharmaceutical companies. The campaign was to be sponsored by Eli Lilly Corporation. (USA Today, 4/27/01, "Drugmakers bankroll ethics guidelines on 'freebies'")
According to a New York Times story, the AMA made a deal with Sunbeam to endorse the company's health products in return for royalties. Publicity scotched the deal in 1997. Sunbeam is suing the AMA for breach of contract. (NYT, 8/13/97 and subsequent weeks)
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that in early 1996 Procter & Gamble/olestra, through its PR agency, gave the AMA a check for $900,000 in partial support of an AMA fitness program; the check came after the AMA issued a statement endorsing the FDA's approval of olestra . (AMA press release, Jan. 1996; Chicago Sun-Times, 11/26/97, p. 70)
AMERICAN OBESITY ASSOCIATION
According to the Wall Street Journal, this organization, formed in April, 1995, is "a lay advocacy group representing the interest of the 70 to 80 million obese American women and children and adults afflicted with the disease of obesity." It has one member. "Dr. Atkinson says the group receives most of its funding — several hundred thousand dollars in all — from the pharmaceuticals industry, including Interneuron, American Home Products, Roche Laboratories, Knoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Servier — all of which market or develop diet pills." (Wall Street Journal, 2/9/98, B1)
I was always under the assumption that Cancer was caused by a sort of negative mindset. They say depression and pessimism can heavily effect your immune-system. Of course, diet, lifestyle, and environment can help create these negative emotions.
But don't you think it makes sense to control what we can?
Originally posted by richierich931
reply to post by AQuestion
The problem with cigarettes, well just about any tobacco grown in the US is that RADIOACTIVE FERTILIZER is used, absorbed by the plant, then smoked by you...
... I don't want to just be about doing everything I can to be at my peak physical condition. Life is about more than health and in the end, it doesn't make a difference.
It's not about being in "peak physical condition" - it's about being healthy enough to enjoy life. For some it's about having the strength to play with their kids. For others it's about having the energy to stay up past 8:30pm to have a social life. For too many it's about making it through the day, hanging on to their jobs, paying the mortgage, buying food, forget the rest - and for sure, forget the dreams.