Vegetarians Less Prone To Develop Prostate Cancer: Study

03-Mar-2016 - United Kingdom

vegetarians have 35 per cent reduced risk of developing the deadly prostate cancer, according to a new study. 

Study by scientists at Loma Linda University in California, funded by World Cancer Research Fund, looked at the food habits of over 26,000 men, and assessed the link between prostate cancer and various types of diet including non-vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan diets. The evidence around the disease-preventative qualities of the vegetarian diet is now overwhelming. Time and again we are seeing new research showing the vegan diet to be significantly better for our health, said Jimmy Pierce, spokesperson for The Vegan Society. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK with over 47,000 new cases annually. Over 10,000 men die of the cancer each year and worldwide it is the second most common cancer in men after lung cancer. (dpa) 


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