Amish Have Lower Rates of Cancer, Ohio State Study Shows

//Amish Have Lower Rates of Cancer, Ohio State Study Shows

Amish Have Lower Rates of Cancer, Ohio State Study Shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When Ohio State University cancer researchers first began studying a large sect of Amish living in Ohio, they theorized they would find higher incidence rates of cancer. That’s because Amish religious beliefs and traditions limit contact with mainstream society, and intermarriage within this relatively small population could increase the incidence of cancer-related gene mutations.

Source: The Ohio State University

2017-06-20T14:27:59+00:00