Vegan Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer, According to New Study
The revolutionary Adventist Health Study-2 is the most comprehensive research to date involving vegan men and women. In one recent analysis of the data, researchers found how vegan men had a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer – the second-most common cancer among men. What makes this finding most remarkable is that the data does not just compare vegan men to omnivorous ones, it also includes semi-vegetarians and lacto-ovo vegetarians. And still, vegans come out on top.
“In total, 1,079 incident prostate cancer cases were identified. Around 8 percent of the study population reported adherence to the vegan diet.”
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, describes how the exact mechanisms behind the link are unclear at this time, yet more research needs to be done into the connection to meat, as well as dairy. The fact that vegetarian men were more likely to develop prostate cancer than vegan men could be indicative of vegan men eschewing harmful dairy effects or reaping the benefits of eating more plant foods – or both.
If you’re a guy considering a change in his diet, don’t wait until the science is fully explored. Becoming more of a plant-based eater will only positively impact your health, the environment, and the lives of animals. Check out the Veganuary site for some starter tips!
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