What Causes Cancer?
Heard these before? “Become a vegetarian. Work our regularly. Always apply sunscreen. Never drink alcohol. Stop smoking?” These are the messages we’ve received as the sure-fire way to reduce our chance of getting cancer. It turns out that these are the major causes of cancer after all.
A recent study from Johns Hopkins University has determined that 66% of all cancers are caused by random gene mutations. In other words, cancer is mostly caused by good old-fashioned bad luck.
And these mutations aren’t exactly random. They occur much more often in people who are exposed to toxins in food, air, water, caustic chemicals at home or at work, and other unhealthy conditions.
Does this mean that you should keep smoking? No. It turns out that the remaining 33% of cancers heavily influenced by behavior. If you do reduce smoking and exposure to the sun you’ll certainly reduce the chances of getting those types of cancers.