Researchers confirm that cancer is a ‘man-made’ disease.
Cancer is such a huge health problem worldwide, it is now estimated that in some parts of the world one in two people will develop cancer at some stage in their life.
There is currently no cure for cancer and as it stands, it is one of the most debilitating and life changing diseases. But the scariest part is that it seems to have come out of nowhere.
Just going back to the 1950’s cancer rates were a fraction of what they are today, people who are old enough to remember will recall cancer being something that was fairly uncommon, highly dangerous and not properly understood.
Now researchers at the University of Manchester have confirmed what doctors have been suspecting – the reason that cancer rates have sky rocketed is that they are a human-borne disease that is being fed year on year.
The team of researchers focused their study on looking at the skeletons of mummified bodies alive thousands of years ago, and they made the groundbreaking discovery that not a single ‘mummy’ dies from cancer, or even had tumors present in their body at time of death.
This result proves that cancer is something that has developed in recent years, tumors being able to develop and grow in our bodies due to the environments we now live in.
Poor diets and lifestyle choices such as having totally sedentary lives, not getting enough exercise and eating way too much processed foods and foods that contain chemicals are all factors that contribute to cancers these days that the Egyptians just weren’t exposed to.
Lead researcher Michael Zimmerman said:
“In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization,”
While Professor Rosalie David noted:
“In industrialized societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.
The important thing about our study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.
Yet again extensive ancient Egyptian data, along with other data from across the millennia, has given modern society a clear message – cancer is man-made and something that we can and should address.”