Web Desk: A latest study reveals that countries with a culture of big families have lower rates of cancer. Living in groups has been key to the survival of the human race, reported Dailymail.
According to the new study, people with plenty of siblings, aunts, uncles and children appear to have a lower risk of cancer. The researchers say there are many factors too but the key element could be that the emotional environment families create has a profound effect on disease risk.
Researchers collected data from UN agencies on 178 countries’ cancer rates, types of cancers, fertility rates, household size, life expectancy, wealth and biological state index.
Larger family sizes were particularly linked to lower risks of cancers of the brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovaries, colon and rectum, cervix, and melanoma.