- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: Avery; 1 edition (May 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895295202
- ISBN-13: 978-0895295200
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,347,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sharks Don't Get Cancer: How Shark Cartilage Could Save Your Life 1st Edition
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This book is about bad science at its worst.
Sharks do get cancer.
A scientific study done by researchers at the Mayo Clinc showed not only that this stuff doesn't work, but "toxicity related to shark cartilage resulted in significant trial drop out after one month."
The claims that shark cartilage has any medical benefit have been completely disproved many times now. And in fact, the product may do more harm than good because of possibly high mercury content. The FDA has banned Lane Labs from selling shark cartilage and two other questionable cancer products ([...] and [...]) and ordered them to pay restition to anyone who purchased these products as well as a $1 million fine.
You can get the true facts on the myths about shark cartilage products here [...].
This entire line of prodcuts is based on claims that sharks don't get cancer which is completely untrue. Sharks do get cancer ([...]) yet a study conducted in 2004 did indeed find cancer in sharks and tumors were even found in chark cartilage.
And yet, these products are still being marketed and sold to the unsuspecting public and they do nothing but give false hope to the consumers and line the pockets of the manufacturers.
Mankind (a misnomer if ever there was one) kills over 73 million Sharks per year mostly for the Shark Fin soup in China and other Asian markets. We don't need another product that further helps to drive these essential predators of the oceans to excition.
We kill the sharks, we kill the oceans. We kill the oceans, we kill ourselves. It's that simple.
Yet because of the disinformation presented in books like this, cartilage, regardless of the facts, has become a staple among the myriad of phony miracle cancer cures that sick, desperate, and despairing cancer sufferers may be all too willing to try in the impossible hope that it will help them. Unfortunately, shark cartilage's efficacy as a treatment is rooted solely in the realm of pseudoscience and in the claims of snake oil salesmen like William Lane who sell it.
Even if sharks do have a natural immunity to cancer - a central premise of the book that has been shown to be false - who is to say that grinding them up and eating them would convey any benefit? Does eating poultry help us fly?
For those who are suffering from cancer, staking the money that it costs to purchase and ship this book doesn't seem to be any smarter than staking one's life on its claims by forgoing chemotherapy treatment for cartilage as a review below describes. Who wrote that review anyway? William Lane?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The earliest known case of cancer in the fossil record is of a giant shark roughly 300 million years ago.Published 24 days ago by Paul Larudee
I found this book fascinating. So many health products are absolutely worthless, shark cartilage is not one of them.
Shark cartilage is essential in my life. Read more
Where did this nonsense come from? It has been known for some time that sharks do suffer from 'cancer'. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr B
"Rare Siberian Tiger testicles will improve your erection". Right?
Most of the reviews seem to think same, this is bogus and should not be here encouraging desperate... Read more
I saw this book on a shelf at Barnes and Nobles and was immediately struck by its title. Curiosity and caffeine compelled me to pick it up. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Alex
Sharks do get cancer. But, let's pretend like they didn't. How would grinding up their skeletal structure and eating it prevent you from getting it? Total bunk! Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Shane
While publicly attempting to destroy the idea of shark cartilage and its anti-angiogenic properties, big-pharma has dumped billions into producing synthetic extracts of the active... Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by Patrick K. Martin