African DNA linked to Prostate Cancer

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    Risky Legacy: African DNA linked to prostate cancer

    The high rate of prostate cancer among African American men may result in large part from a newly identified stretch of DNA passed down from their African ancestors.

    A black man's odds of developing prostate cancer by age 55 are more than twice those of a white man. The racial discrepancy is less pronounced when the disease appears later. Researchers have suspected for years that genetic factors account for part of the racial difference in risk.

    Most African Americans have both African and European forebears, so their chromosomes are mosaics of genes from the two continents. Previously identified genetic markers indicate that in U.S. blacks, an average of about 80 percent of the DNA is African in origin.

    Those findings suggest that having African rather than European DNA at the chromosome-8 location places a man at high risk of prostate cancer, the researchers report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    Peace and Blessings Family.

    I find the above very interesting.

    They say on average, that 80% of an African American's DNA is African!

    They also say that having African Ancestry puts you at higher risk for this cancer!

    I wasn't tested, but am i left to assume that only 80% of my DNA is African??!!

    Or that if one wants to avoid prostate cancer in future generations, they should mate with whites?

    This is amazing to me. Am i getting the wrong message?

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    The Best DNA is the African DNA*

    Hotep

    Before the evil and wicked indo-europians came out of the hills and caves of europe with their "Recesive" weak DNA..."We" Africans were strong and healthy living in the fresh, clear and natural Spirituality of Creation. There was no such thing as African Americans, Negros, Colored, Black, Moors, Egyptian, Hebrews etc. these are "All" names concocted by white europians as "All" of the diseases they have worked to concoct for us today...we never new these so-called black diseases until our contact with white people as others (so-called Indian tribes) on the earth were toataly wiped out and disimated by the nasty, filthy, disease carring beast like europians who only knew how to "Kill", "Rape", "Rob", "Invade" and "Pillage". Why...to day do Africans in Amerikkka have such high rates of any thing more than whites...but in africa outside of the euro-diseases introduced to them...there is no such thing as blacks having more Cancer, Diabities, Heart Disease etc...in fact these illneses are almost none existint in Africa today. Africans for Thousands of years are a people who have a history for Good Health. We all ways blaim ourselves for being black when the real problem is all of the poisons introduced into our collective lives by the "They" ...when we say "They" who are we refering to?? Who is They??

    Ase`

    They say on average, that 80% of an African American's DNA is African!
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    http://www.rastafarian.net/what_is_melanin.htm

    Note: For the Ignorant Black...his and her Melanin is used againts them!
     
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    I'm sure that Whites are vulnerable to other diseases. The risk may be higher, but it can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and regular check ups.

    Interesting. 87.5% of my ancestry is African and 12.5% is Scottish. By the way, around 40% of Black Americans have some Native American ancestry (I could be wrong but I remember reading that ).
     
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    um, would the fact that whites have better health coverage have anything to do with it?
     
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