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Mammals are also at risk for cancer, both domestic and wild

Mammals are also at risk for cancer, both domestic and wild

Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A study by the University of Southern Denmark has shown, in an exhaustive analysis of more than 100,000 zoo mammals, that cancer is a disease that fully affects animals, both domestic and wild, especially carnivores, as published in the journal Nature.
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According to Nature, ungulates, an ancient superorder of placental mammals that lean and walk on the tips of their fingers, are more resistant to cancer, or descended from some animal resistant to cancer.

The study shown that cancer is a ubiquitous disease in mammals, and carnivores are especially prone to it.

For example, carnivores are especially prone to cancer (for example, more than 25% of clouded leopards, bat-eared foxes, and red wolves die of cancer), while ungulates appear to be consistently highly resistant to cancer. illness

The risk of suffering from cancer is also latent as a mammal includes feeding on another one in its diet.

The specialists argue that the high risk of cancer in carnivorous mammals could be related to their low diversity of microbiomes, limited physical exercise under human care, oncogenic viral infections or other physiological aspects of carnivorous mammals

Scientists considered this study on species highly resistant to cancer can provide basic information for the development of natural biomimetic treatments to fight cancer in the future.


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