ok not really,
Headline on New Sci online mag
Healthy lifestyle turns off genes that cause cancer
In a pilot study involving 30 men with early-stage prostate cancer, Dean Ornish and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, US, tested the effects of a dramatic lifestyle change on gene expression in the prostate.
Biopsies taken before and after 3 months of healthy eating, moderate exercise, stress management and psychotherapy showed a significant change in the expression of hundreds of genes.
Many, including several genes involved in tumor formation, were down-regulated, or less active. Others, including some disease-fighting genes, were more active.
I find this sort of reasearch very exciting, imagine the total monetary and social savings for societies, by subsidising gym membership and personal trainers: reduction in surgaries, doctor and hospital visits, drug requirements, insurance costs, etc.