by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
Did you know that each of your body cells may experience up to one million DNA breaks per day?
That’s a lot of DNA mistakes!
If there are so many mistakes occurring in our cells, then why don’t we all get cancer?
To find out, grab “Why Don’t We All Get Cancer?” below:
Conveniently download this 42-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- Trillions of DNA mistakes a day
- Our collective life expectancy
- Why are people living longer?
- Longer lives, shorter telomeres
- Side effects of a long life
- What is cancer?
- Why are cancer rates increasing?
- A DNA molecule contains genes
- The instructions in your genes
- Only some mistakes matter
- DNA mutations lead to cancer
- More body cells, higher cancer risk?
- Peto’s Paradox
- The Naked Mole Rat
- Destroying pre-cancer cells
- The destiny of that cell
- DNA repair
- Our own version of auto-correct
- Back-up plan: Your immune system
- Fighting for a good cause
- Our own internal body guard
- Immune cells on the attack
- Make sure you get enough sleep
- Don’t forget to exercise
- And eat your vitamins
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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