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Cancer and the Amish....

This is an interesting study released by Ohio State University.   A large scale study of cancer cases a group of Ohio Amish point to significantly lower cancer rates.  The study is interesting, but the article - in my mind - fails to answer some key questions.  The actual study may answer these questions, but the article doesn't.   For instance, how would the Amish in northern Indiana, Lancaster County, PA, or rural Illinois compare?  I think to really draw strong conclusions about cancer and the Amish you'd need to look at a larger cross-section.  The sample size for the study seemed adequate, but just using Holmes County would seem to provide limited value.  Click here to read the article about the study.

Re: Cancer and the Amish....

True!  There could even be differences in the various Amish populations in Ohio.