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1, Feb 5, 2013

Knowledge is health; ignorance kills

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:43 am

On 1/6/2012, I read this article “Poll: Few Americans know all the risks of obesity” by LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTA, AP.

“Carrying too many pounds may lead to or worsen some types of cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, even infertility. But a new poll suggests few Americans realize the links.”

“Ask about the most serious consequences, and more than 7 in 10 Americans can correctly tick off heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer,…”

“Only 7 percent of people surveyed mentioned cancer, although doctors long have known that fat increases the risk of developing cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, uterus and certain other sites. Plus, being overweight can make it harder to spot tumors early and to treat them.”

“About 15 percent of people knew obesity can contribute to arthritis, a vicious cycle as the joint pain then makes it harder to exercise and shed pounds.”

The list goes on…
We know there is a large overlapping between cancer morbidity and social class, that is, the lower the social class, the higher the cancer morbidity. Now we should see one between ignorance and health or lack of health.

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