According to a new study, countries with a culture of big families have lower rates of cancer. The main is that living in a group is the key to the survival of the human race.
The study suggests that people with plenty of near and dear ones appears to have a lower risk of major diseases. The researchers explain that there are many other factors yet; emotional environment families create more impact on disease risk.
Professor Frank Rühli, director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich said, “’From an evolutionary perspective, cancer is a very interesting disease because it’s increasing in incidence.” The study undertaken by professors in Switzerland and Australia was based on data charting on average family size and disease incidence by United Nations.
In communities were women had more kids also had lower risk of cancer. It is believed that larger the family size, it is linked to lower risks of cancers of the brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovaries, colon and rectum, cervix, and melanoma.