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08/09/2007 10:20 PM ID: 64145 Permalink   

New Cancer Research on Smoking, Drinking and Sunbathing.

 

A research team of the UK Association of Cancer Registries has found that smoking, drinking and sunbathing can lead to cancer. They also discovered that other cancers are a result of certain lifestyles.

Such lifestyles may result in disease risks of mouth and kidney cancer. The report also found that overweight or obese women are at risk of developing uterine cancer. A national screening program has resulted in the reduction of such cancer cases.

Anti-smoking campaigns have also resulted in a drop of lung cancer cases. A director of the association stated that sunburn avoidance would help in preventing melanoma.

 
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  14 Comments
  
  Yes,  
 
I know you have all seen it before. but this is a example of paid research to re-invent the round wheel. Sorry.
 
  by: Rosko Sinep     08/09/2007 10:30 PM     
  @ Rosko  
 
Heh, no doubt. I thought the order was for one side to prove it so, then the other side to prove it not so, if possible (or vice versa)

But this, for years, is proving it so proving it so proving it so ..........

Hell, I need to apply for a gazillion dollar grant to prove it so too !!!
 
  by: Discarded Vet   08/09/2007 10:37 PM     
  If you want to get technical  
 
it's not those actions which cause cancer...it's the thoughts which lead to those actions.
 
  by: QuestioningAnswers   08/09/2007 10:43 PM     
  Well  
 
I think replication of past results is something incredibly reassuring regardless of the topic being researched. If nobody replicated results I would not have much confidence in that single source.
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     08/09/2007 10:44 PM     
  I'd point out..  
 
... that the study had more to do with studying the increasing rates of cancer than identifying the causes of those cancers. Then they stated the common high-risk factors that they correlated to the patients with cancer.
 
  by: Dedolito     08/09/2007 10:57 PM     
  "...replication of past results...."  
 
To an extent, yes. But these findings about smoking correlating to cancer have been the same for what, 30 years? I think it was the early/mid 70's when the tobacco co's starting getting nailed by the gov.

Yet study after study, costing enormous amounts of money, are done over and over with the same results ..... smoking casues cancer.

I don't know about the UK, but in the states it is - or has been at least - the gov flipping the "grant" bill for these "new studies".

In other words ... it's costing ME to tell me over and over for decades the same damn result that it was decades ago.
 
  by: Discarded Vet   08/10/2007 01:09 AM     
  luc1ddr3am  
 
Your response was excellent. A very good conclusion.
 
  by: Rosko Sinep     08/10/2007 01:12 AM     
  @DV  
 
not quite a waste I don't think.

Again, they aren't studying that smoking can cause lung/throat/mouth cancer, or that sunbathing can cause skin cancer.

They are studying the increasing rate of cancer and tying it to the increase in participation in these activites in the population.

Otherwise all they could have said was "Cancer rates in the UK are increasing, but we don't know why."

By performing the study they can say "Cancer rates in the UK are increasing. We've noted that there has been an increase in people smoking, drinking, and sunbathing in the UK compared to previous rates. Given that these activities are considered high-risk activities, we can correlate the increase in cancer rates to an increase in these high-risk activities."

If they didn't find an increase in participation in these high-risk activites and yet cancer rates were still on the rise, then there would be something else in the environment that was causing the cancer, and that would have been important to know, no?
 
  by: Dedolito     08/10/2007 01:34 AM     
  HAH  
 
"it's not those actions which cause cancer...it's the thoughts which lead to those actions."

Damn, thats why I have had cancer twice, it isn't my sun exposure or my smoking but it was.... my impure thoughts, damn I got off easy cause my thoughts are routinely very impure!!!
 
  by: FTFFTW   08/10/2007 01:38 AM     
  @ Dedolito  
 
Your last post made sense to me.

:)
 
  by: Discarded Vet   08/10/2007 01:42 AM     
  @Rosko Sinep and all  
 
Sure everyone knows it yet countless people take up smoking every day.
 
  by: davesnews   08/10/2007 05:29 PM     
  @ davesnews  
 
These thousands of people taking up smoking are more than likely not adults. Kids pay no attention to 'smoking kills' - they pay attention to what everyone else in their cliche is doing.
 
  by: Discarded Vet   08/10/2007 09:17 PM     
  @Discarded Vet  
 
Yeah I have to agree with you there. It is really kind of sad.
 
  by: davesnews   08/11/2007 12:40 AM     
  @ davesnews  
 
Ya know, thinking back (ouch), me taking up smoking as a teen was prolly the first and definately the last thing I did becasue 'everyone else did'.

Damn thing is, decades later, I am paying hell to quit .... quite unsuccessfully :(
 
  by: Discarded Vet   08/11/2007 12:46 AM     
 
 
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