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Study shows lower cancer rates for Amish

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that cancer rates amongst Holmes County Amish families are lower than expected. They were surprised to discover such low rates of cancer given the fact that the ancestral pool is made up of around 100 people.

Ninety-two Amish families were interviewed for this study. During this time, they were asked their family cancer history in order to obtain medical information on family members spanning three generations back.

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