While your response "seems" logical, it really isn't. In
another "news" post I've made about a very recent study in Denmark
that covered a 30 year period of time, light jogging for anywhere from 1 to 2
1/2 hours a week increased the lifespan in males by 6.2 years and in females by
5.8 years. There was no correlation with food ingestion at all.
Americans in particular have an oral fixation - for a couple of
reasons. #1 is that the vast majority of us (myself included) were never
allowed to do such a "horrible" thing as suck on a tit. In
American culture we still have the stupid idea that the breast is a sexual
object (it isn't) and there are stories almost weekly of women being forced to
move or cover up while breast feeding in a public place. #2 is that with
the bottle readily available when a small child starts fussing the rubber nipple
is jammed into their mouths to keep them quiet. Very few of us were
properly fed as children which allows all the fast food and other food
advertising to get to us.
In the study you are responding to, it was shown that diet for weight loss
along with exercise reduced cancer markers and the incidence of all disease well
beyond cancer alone.
"The findings "reinforce the importance of weight control on
biomarkers that not only have strong associations with cancer, but also with
other prevalent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease," said
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, of the University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer
Center in Birmingham, who was not involved in the study."
When a person here on CZ asks for help in dealing with a physical issues they
receive many different ideas for "taking something" to improve their
condition. That's our oral fixation and you do it all the time.
Nowhere is there a voluntary standard here on CZ to even provide information
that every physician receives (but not chiropractors for example) on a routine
visit for health issues and those things are: weight (Body Mass Index); activity
levels; tobacco usage; alcohol consumption; and of course even gender - all of
the information that an MD uses before even talking to a person. But no -
CZ responders all have an oral fix for every poster and many of them even
Again the OP in this thread was showing that losing weight and exercising significantly
reduce cancer markers. And like unto it, the study in Denmark about
jogging indicated a 6 year life extension for doing so. There was no
mention anywhere in either of those posts about what the study members
ate. Jogging not only produces life extension but the endorphins produced
by jogging gives a sense of well being that pills/oral ingestion cannot
provide. I'm just as lax as others because my knees wore out about six
years ago and I had to quit joggin, but I can still walk and I still do.
So - Jim Fixx and others have died while running. So what! Bet
you a bundle that he was one happy camper when he went. Nobody but
nobody's body is immortal and if we can face death and laugh in its face we
would all be better off because someday it's going to take you and me and
everyone else on the Planet.
Getting off your butt and moving whether it is walking or running will do far
more than anything else to benefit your health.