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Cancer, Diet, and Macrobiotics
Nearly sixty years ago, when I first came to the United States, the expected rate of people who would get cancer in their lifetime was about one out of eight. Today this rate has risen to nearly one in two men and one in three women (see Table 1). This year more than 559,000 Americans will die of cancer, and another 1,445,000 new cases will be detected. After decades of increasing mortality rates, the number of deaths from cancer has declined slightly for the first time, reflecting changes in dietary practice, less smoking, and better medical treatment.
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MICHIO KUSHI is the leader of the international macrobiotic community. She has given seminars on Far Eastern medicine and philosophy to medical professionals and healthcare associates around the world. The Smithsonian Institute recently opened a permanent Michio Kushi Family Collection on Macrobiotics at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. ALEX JACK is an author, teacher, and dietary counselor. He is the founder and president of Planetary Health, Inc., an educational organization devoted to creating a sustainable future.
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