Confirmed Statement by the Research at the University of Manchester
Cancer is a worldwide spread health problem, which, according to some statistics, in some parts of the world is so present that one in two people will develop at some stage in their life.
It is one of the most debilitating and life-changing diseases, and currently, there are no discovered drugs that cure it. However, the worst part is that nobody can precisely find the reason for its appearance, and most of the times it comes out of nowhere.
People who are old enough to remember the 1950’s cancer rates, will recall cancer being something that was highly dangerous, fairly uncommon, and not properly understood.
Now, according to the researchers at the University of Manchester, the reason that cancer rates have increased that high is that they are a human-borne disease, which is being progressed year on year.
The focus of their study was on looking at the skeletons of mummified bodies thousands of years ago. They made the revolutionary discovery that not a single ‘mummy’ dies from cancer, and they didn’t even find any sign of tumors present in their body at the time of death.
Having that in mind they concluded that cancer is something that has developed in recent years. The main reason for developing and growing the tumors in our bodies, according to the researchers are due to the environments we now live in.
The people are eating poor diets and the lifestyle choices are somehow canalized on having totally sedentary lives, not getting enough physical activities and exercising. Eating too much-processed foods and foods that contain chemicals are huge factors that contribute to cancers nowadays, which was not the case with the Egyptians at that time.
According to the lead researcher Michael Zimmerman, the cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization, as there was no any evidence in examined mummies.
Additionally, Professor Rosalie David explained:
“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.”
According to him, the important thing about the conducted study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. He pointed that they were able to make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies, as they have a full overview, they were looking at millennia, not a just short period of time (e.g. a hundred years). They also possess masses of data.
He confirmed that the extensive ancient Egyptian data, along with other data from across the millennia, has given a precise message – cancer is man-made, which means that anyone should address it in this way.