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Happy Pear twins apologize for ‘factually incorrect’ breast cancer risk social media video

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Happy Pear twins Stephen and David Flynn have apologized for causing a stir after they posted a video online suggesting ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer through diet.

The video, which has since been deleted from her Instagram account, made claims about breast cancer rates among women in the UK and other high-income countries and suggested ways people can reduce their risk of breast cancer.

In a post on Instagram on Sunday, the twins said it was not their intention to upset anyone.

“We recently posted a video about breast cancer and some people got upset about it and we just wanted to say that that was never our intention and we’re really sorry that we upset anyone,” they said.

“It was a snippet from a podcast we recorded with a women’s health doctor, but we just wanted to apologize.”

The vegan brothers run a café and shop in Greystones, Co. Wicklow and are known for their cookbooks, classes and healthy lifestyle.

However, the short video posted to the couple’s Instagram, promoting their latest podcast episode, drew heavy criticism online, with many commenters urging them to remove the video.

Over video footage, a voiceover from the clip said: “One in seven women in the UK and other high-income countries will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, compared to one in 100 in Hong Kong and one in 1,000 in China.

“Some of the possible factors are excessive intake of saturated fat, excessive intake of dairy products, and excessive intake of animal products.

“Here are five things to reduce your risk; strive for a healthy body weight, eat mostly wholesome, plant-based food. Aim for eight to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day; reduce alcohol consumption, avoid smoking and exercise regularly; Eat mushrooms – reduces risk of breast cancer, eat soy products two to three times a day.”

The video was created by scientist Dr. Branded “factually incorrect” David Robert Grimes, whose work includes research into cancer and tumors, and who says diet is only a small factor in causing the disease.

dr Grimes told Independent.ie that even if someone did everything “right”, the modifiable risk – a person’s ability to gauge their likelihood of getting the disease – is only 30 per cent. The WHO reiterates this, saying it is “at most 30 percent”.

He said there is no clear evidence to support the claim that reducing dairy products affects a person’s risk of cancer.

“Most cancer research groups, charities and institutes around the world will tell you that the evidence doesn’t support that at all,” he said.

“For some types of cancer, like colon cancer, it may reduce the risk.

“In the video they also tried to draw an inference about the population of parts of Asia compared to the population of Europe and there are massive differences on a lot of things.

“You can’t just pin it down to diet — it’s going to be very difficult to figure out exactly what diet does — but the truth is, it probably doesn’t do that much.”

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