Onishchenko explained the low number of cancer diseases in some regions

The smallest number of new cases of cancer in Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya may be due to the fact that there lives a lot of young people, said RIA Novosti academician, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science Gennady Onishchenko.

Earlier in the statistical digest of the Ministry of health has published data showing that the highest number of new cases of cancer in Russia to 2019 per 100 thousand population registered in the Arkhangelsk region - 566,2, Bryansk region - 556,2 and Sakhalin region – 550,2. The smallest number of new cases recorded in Dagestan – 163,6, the Chechen Republic – 164,2 and in the Republic of Ingushetia – 176,5.

"The age structure of these republics, she abruptly pulled off to the side of the younger generation. The proportion of young age groups is much higher there than in Moscow. In Moscow, where some 40% of the population in the older groups, above 60 years, and then Vice versa. There every family is 5-10 children," said Onishchenko to RIA Novosti.

He noted that the statistics could affect the detectability of diseases. The MP expressed the opinion that in Dagestan detection may be worse than in Arkhangelsk region and Sakhalin, which is well equipped with modern diagnostic equipment.

"In the Bryansk region is among us there, where was the Chernobyl fallout. There is a large area, we even the people were evicted from settlements. The exclusion zone was," said Onishchenko, commenting on data of the Ministry of health.

He stressed that for about ten years after the Chernobyl accident on land where there has been loss of long-lived radionuclides, it is prohibited to grow potatoes and eat it, although now, thanks to the reorganization that was carried out, allowed her not only to grow, but to sell in other regions.

Only in 2019 in Russia were registered 640 391 cases of cancer, the average incidence per 100 thousand population in the country is 436,3, noted in the statistical digest of the Ministry of health.