Cancer is not 'bad luck', 5-points, and the 0-5-30 rule

According to Vogelstein's study, we can't do much against 'bad luck' but we can succeed in controlling other factors like lifestyle, and nutrition. [1]
For example, we could adopt the 0-5-30 rule: 0 cigarettes, at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, and 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Cancer is a complex topic, and a big business for the Big-Pharma industry. Sometimes genetics may be involved as for BRCA genes, but the 0-5-30 rule is a quick-win that can be probably adopted by many.

Although in western countries smokers are quitting, the tobacco industry is growing; how is this possible?
The industry is targeting other countries under development, by proposing the 'western' model as a way to succeed in life. Not by chance poor countries are now been targeted where often the legislation against tobacco is poor or missing, leaving room for corruption, hence allowing everyone to make money.

Despite massive investments on research, cancer is growing everywhere, and according to WHO (World Health Organization), The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing. The total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion. [2]
As Linus Pauling once said: "Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them." [3]

In my view it's good starting to address global causes, including climate change, but probably there is still a lot we can do as individuals, to limit the risk of cancer.
In particular we should consider the psychological factor. For example, we all know that junk-food or junk-movies (horror, violence, explicit content) are not conductive to good health. We all know that ignorance is fuelling fake news, and terror groups, but yet many people are feel attracted or simply cannot quit. To tackle this factor, I think we should promote the education of Human Values [4] at all layers of our society, starting from our families.
Human Values are the core values of any human being, regardless of faith, etnicity, and social status, and by practicing these values we could improve our communities and our future leaders.

Coming back to cancer prevention, here is the European Code for Cancer Prevention [5], and below my 5 points that I believe are most effective on cancer prevention:

1. Adopt a veg diet, and reduce dairy and eggs
2. Quit smoking, and reduce alcohol
3. Adopt IF (Intermittent Fasting) and have quality sleep [6]
4. Exercise regularly, or adopt Yoga, Tai Chi
5. Quit junk-movies (obscene, violence), and start practicing the Human Values

[1] https://www.hunimed.eu/news/cancer-not-matter-bad-luck-prof-mantovani-corriere-della-sera/
[2] https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer
[3] https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/linus_pauling_159885
[4] http://www.fempton.com/main32/inspire2/human-values
[5] https://cancer-code-europe.iarc.fr/index.php/en/
[6] http://www.fempton.com/main32/blog3/lose-weight-and-how-to-enjoy-fasting-with-l-cat


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