Evidence-based cancer risk assessment

Last week, I had the opportunity to share an evidence-based cancer risk assessment tool with Dr. Oz and his audience.

Your Disease Risk isn’t new, but it remains unique. The internet is increasingly populated by tools that are simply a means for someone to collect data from you and sell it. Your Disease Risk has never done this and I suspect never will. The internet is also full of data, lots of it bad. Just plain and simple, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Your Disease Risk was created by scientists – researchers and clinicians – based on decades of work to understand the causes of chronic disease, including cancer. The Your Disease Risk science has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. The Your Disease Risk team isn’t selling your data, but it also isn’t selling you something. Lots of so called “experts” out there are trying to sell their latest book. To do so, they need to say something different from what has been said before and that means they are going to say what they need to say to get your attention and sell books.

That doesn’t mean everyone online or everyone selling a book is full of bologna. But it does mean you should consider the source of information carefully.

The health behaviors we talked about on Dr. Oz are all evidence based. Salt, processed foods, obesity, diabetes and low vitamin D have all been consistently shown (in LOTS of studies) to increase cancer risk.

If you want a personalized cancer risk assessment (or that for several other chronic diseases including diabetes), head over to www.yourdiseaserisk.com

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