It's a lie, folks.

Several campers recently sent me the same forwarded message about an apparent update from Johns Hopkins regarding cancer prevention. On the face of it, the article looks believable enough to the average reader. 

I am not usually a skeptic, but something about this email seemed fishy, so I checked it out on Snopes.com.  Snopes listed the email as untrue, noting that Johns Hopkins denies ever publishing it. 

If you’ve received this email, the advice inside will not necessarily prevent or cure cancer. The interesting thing however, is that many of the dietary recommendations listed are actually quite sound. 

Anway, below I’ve listed links to the snopes.com article (which has the original email in it) as well as the Johns Hopkins article denying any link to the information:

Johns Hopkins Cancer Prevention Email Debunked - Snopes

Cancer Update Email is a Hoax - Johns Hopkins Medicine