Cigarettes, alcohol, fatty food, tea, all will kill you if you don’t cut back. Yes, drink over 7 cups of tea a day and you increase your chances of prostate cancer by 50%.
Men who drink lots of tea are far more likely to develop prostate cancer, researchers have warned.
They found that those who drank seven or more cups a day had a 50 per cent higher risk of contracting the disease than men who had three or fewer.
The warning comes after scientists at the University of Glasgow tracked the health of more than 6,000 men for four decades.
It doesn’t seem to matter what you do, how you live your life there’s something out there is going to get you. What’s worse is that the health fanatics out there are determined to force us into living life on their terms, not ours.
What should be a matter of lifestyle choice is now fraught with authoritarianism. Smoke or drink too much or even overweight and there’s a chance that medical staff will turn around and throw you off the waiting list for an operation. Doesn’t matter if you’re otherwise healthy, work and pay into the system, if you’re doing something they don’t like, then there’s a chance they’ll prevent you from getting treatment unless you stop eating/drinking/smoking.
How did we ever let these people get into positions of power over us? The sheer inhumanity of their decisions at times is staggering. It really is none of their business how we live our lives, so long as we aren’t breaking any laws, rather than their petty rules.
Yes I know it’s supposed to be about saving the NHS money, but I could do that quite easily by simply removing whole swathes of middle management and letting doctors and nurses sort things out for themselves. Not sure how well that would work, but getting rid of the policy makers who try to prevent people getting help certainly couldn’t hurt.
I really think there needs to be a comprehensive look at just how we do ‘health’ in the UK, both in financing and delivery. To far too many people the NHS is a sacred cow, yet it’s obvious that there are better ways to deliver health. We just need to pick the way that works best for us, not necessarily the most efficient, simply the best.