Research reveals that rates of cancer are less in British Indians. The study was conducted on different type of cancers, which include prostate, breast, colon and lung.
The research was published today in the British Journal of Cancer1.
The study depicts that rates of cancer among British Indians is comparatively less than their Indian counterparts. However, the study also shows that there is an exception in case of head and neck cancers.
Researchers are of the view that these results strengthen the connection between both lifestyle and social factors with higher chances of different cancers.
Researchers studied the cancer rates in British white and British Indian population in Leicester. The study was conducted from 2001 and 2006. The results were then evaluated with the cancer rates in India.
The study found out that 266 men were affected with cancer for every 100,000 British white men while there were 165 cases for every 100,000 British Indian men.
About 260 women had cancer per 100,000 British white women whereas 175 cases were reported per 100,000 British Indian women.
The reason behind choosing Leicester for study was that it had the largest percentage of British Indians. Also, Leicester has people from all ethnicities thereby making it suitable for conducting the study.
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