there are ways you can reduce the risk, but just because something is preventable doesn't mean you won't get it. A girl i went to school with got cancer, which thankfully she was successfully treated for. She was not obese, she was in fact a very healthy active individual who did not smoke or drink to excess or really do anything that people are warned against, and she still got it. I on the other hand did not get cancer despite smoking heavily, drinking to excess, using drugs and eating a terrible diet.
it goes to show that just because something is preventable doesn't mean you won't be unlucky, and so finding a cure is still of the utmost importance.
well, was she actually healthy though, maybe she was stressed?
I know finding a cure is important, I just feel people should be informed of what their eating can have an impact on thier health.