An INVITATION to the READER and the INVESTIGATORS OF THE HARVARD NURSES' HEALTH STUDY
The toll from prostate cancer is immense. In the U.S., one out of every ten men will be diagnosed with this devastating disease.
Answer to a Reader's Question: Although there are many arguments favoring the nutritional imbalance explanation of cancer, one of the more striking for me was the experimental animal studies discussed in Chapter 3 in my book, The China Study.
As an animal rights activist, I am very curious about your rat studies. My question is hypothetical.
Holmes et al, using data from the Nurses' Health Study, report no significant association between breast cancer risk and type of dietary fat consumed, a finding mostly (but not entirely) consistent with earlier reports on this important study.
Answer to a Reader's Question:
Chemicals as carcinogens are widely believed to be the main cause of human cancer. However, when directly compared, nutrient imbalances are far, far more substantial in their effect than chemicals.
The breast cancer/dietary fat relationship, once a key point in getting American women to switch their eating habits, has now been seriously challenged. A prominent Harvard study of nearly 90,000 American nurses,
How do we know that the results from the China Project apply to people in the West. Aren't the Chinese much more physically active than Americans? Could this influence disease outcomes?