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Doctor in africa discovers western diet is cancerous { February 28 1911 }

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Denis Parsons Burkitt
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Denis Parsons Burkitt (28 February 1911 23 March 1993), surgeon, was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. ...

After the war Burkitt decided his future lay in medical service in the developing world and he moved to Uganda. He eventually settled in Kampala and remained there until 1964. ....

Burkitt kept copious notes and concluded that the childhood cancers had not been previously recognized. .....

On his return to Britain, Burkitt compared the pattern of diseases in African hospitals with Western diseases. He concluded that many Western diseases which were rare in Africa were the result of diet and lifestyle. He wrote a book Don't Forget Fibre in your Diet (1979), which was an international best-seller.



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