Bad Diet, Race, and Cancer

According to a new report poor black women living in the United States and eating an unhealthy diet face a higher risk of developing of cancer. Reuters is on it:
The goals included adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables, a low percentage of fat intake, consuming no alcohol, eating moderate calories and adhering to a U.S. government Healthy Eating Index, which measures overall quality of diet.

"African-American women ... face a worse cancer incidence and mortality rate than most other ethnic groups and poor African-American women are at an even greater disadvantage," said Ann Klassen, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

"Improving diet is one effective way to help these women lower their risk for developing cancer," Klassen said, adding that the women in the study went on to participate in a program aimed at improving nutrition.
More often than not, race is a major factor in health-related issues. Here’re a few examples from the past:
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Asia - November 30, 2007 8:29 PM

Yes diet is a very important factor in preventing cancer. You should stay away from all processed, fatty, foods, and also too mcuh red meat/pork is bad for you. Early detection is the key to prevention, and good habits will pay off in the long run in terms of living a long and healthy cancer free life. I lost my father in 2004 to the disease, and he didn't exactly follow a healthy diet and exercise plan, before he finally succumbed to the disease. That's why I am now working Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Million Inch Chain as a communtiy ambassador, and together we are trying to gather 1 million inches of hair so that we can make them into wigs and donate them to women who are affected to chemo related hair loss. This is a very important issue to me, because cancer has affected my life and my family, so I am trying to give these women back the confidence they need and deserve to fight this deadly disease. I am hoping that many of you out there will be compelled to donate your hair to this very worthy cause. If you would like more information on how you can contribute by donating or pledging to donate your hair, then please visit this website We need every inch of hair we can get so everyone needs to spread the word!

fiza - January 3, 2008 9:09 AM

islam forbidden the muslims to eat pork because it brings a lot of you know about that???

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