29 February 2012

Vegetarians Have Reduced Cancer Risks

Almost all meat and dairy products not found in organic grocery stores and restaurants are at high risk of being contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, environmental toxins, hormones and / or antibiotics - which increases the risk of developing cancer. On the other hand, a healthy vegetarian diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables has a protective effect against cancer.

There are many scientific and medical studies that show a strong cancer-diet connection. The list below shows how a diet heavy in meat and / or dairy products increases the risk of several of the most common types of cancer:

Blood Cancers - A study published in the British Journal of Cancer showed that meat eaters were four times more likely than vegetarians to develop a certain type of blood cancer. The blood cancer is the most common leukemia.

Ovarian cancer - Women who drink three or more glasses of milk a day have an increased risk of 19% of developing ovarian cancer, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Testicular - A German study showed that men who had 20 or more servings of milk per month were 37% increased risk of testicular cancer.

Prostate - A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that men who ate the most red meat had a 30% increase in prostate cancer than men who ate the least.

Colon - An overview of 29 studies examining meat consumption and colon cancer found that eating lots of red meat increased the risk of colon cancer by 28%.

Bladder - A report presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2010 one hundred and first reported that diets that include high amounts of red meat, fried chicken and fried fish correlated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Skin - A diet of meat and high fat intake increased the risk of squamous cell according to a 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Breasts - The National Cancer Institute says that women who eat meat every day are nearly four times more likely to develop breast cancer than vegetarians.

Pancreas - A recent Swedish study showed that eating just one sausage or two pieces of bacon a day, will increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19%.

Eat a plant-based, not only is a huge cancer prevention, but according to some scientists, the transition to a strict plant-based diet can reverse or even cure cancer. Whatever the type of cancer, a diet rich in antioxidants derived from fruits and vegetables has a strong protective effect, while animal protein and meat products significantly increase the potential risk of developing cancer.