Originally Posted by hendrix
I have no idea what China Study you're talking about, but:
Is not a fucking conclusion.
a) I don't know what the "rate" of lung cancer is. As far as i'm aware, there's no such thing as the rate of lung cancer.
b) Japanese men: American men are completely different populations with different i) genes ii) diet iii) lifestyle iv) AGE etc etc etc ad nauseum.
c) How he's brought low levels of fat in diet into any of this is beyond me.
Maybe he really is a 250+ pills a day, wacko genius. And maybe we'll all be immortal by 2035.
De-lurking to call Kurzweil a hack who knows nothing about biology. Also, US cigarettes contain far more carcinogens (2x the NNK) than Japanese cigarettes and most Japanese cigarettes have charcoal filters (which remove things like cyanide and formaldehyde) whereas almost no American cigarettes do.
Also, Americans who quit smoking generally have the same risks of lung cancer as Japanese people who quit. There are also a lot of genetic factors involved. Not to say that people shouldn't eat healthy or that there isn't any link between diet & cancer, but it's not that simple.
To say something clothing related, my MMM gats have a hole in the heel after fewer than 20 wears, not impressed