Posted: May 26, 2010 8:40 pm
by GenesForLife
the cause of cancer is cancer cells, the cause of normal cells turning cancerous include everything from occupational and environmental hazards such as carcinogens to environmentally unrelated mechanisms like DNA damage due to cell senesence, errors in DNA replication resulting in chromosomal abnormalities (as in the case of Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia) and point mutations that can happen because of the natural flaws in the DNA replication and repair systems, and also bodily mechanisms that cannot deal with toxic products of natural metabolic processes and reactions which produce free radicals.

There are also several genetic factors that can predispose one to cancer, but all of these increase the risk of cancer, for cancer to be caused we still need malignant, cancerous cells. Just to give you an idea of how many different routes are taken in the progression of cancer once a cell goes wonky...

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Coming back to it, cholestrol readings are obviously going to be high in cases of obesity.

But, herein comes the crunch...

1. It could be a lifestyle choice responsible for it.
2. Genetic factors, such as this, for instance http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20480398

There has never been any denial on the part of scientists of the fact that obesity is a major predisposition to atherosclerosis, all the drug companies are doing is offering a drug for those who are unwilling to change their lifestyles , either due to environmental factors, or due to genetic predisposition and defective metabolism, which cannot be dealt with directly.

I do not see the problem.