New Study Finds That Going Vegan Can Slash Risk of Prostate Cancer by 35 per Cent
A study funded by the World Cancer Research Fund examined the data of 26,000 men and found that those who avoided meat, dairy and eggs reduced their risk of developing the disease by a third.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK, with more than 47,000 diagnoses and 10,000 deaths every year, so these findings could help many people take steps to protect themselves from this devastating disease by switching to a vegan lifestyle.
This is not the first time that eating animal products has been linked to cancer. Last October, the World Health Organisation officially ranked processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs as carcinogenic, alongside cigarettes and asbestos, because of links to bowel cancer. It also suggested that all red meat could increase your risk of getting cancer.
Vegan diets have also been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other potentially life-threatening conditions. So for anyone wanting to give their health a boost, ditching animal products is the obvious way to go.
Of course, there are many other excellent reasons to choose a plant-based diet – first and foremost, for many people, is the desire to stop contributing to the suffering of the billions of animals who are raised for food around the world, usually in appallingly cruel conditions. Choosing vegan foods also saves water and significantly lowers your carbon footprint.
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