Wednesday, 1 July 2009

More research about vegetarians

On 15th June The Guardian ran an article 'Scientists warn consumption of processed meat linked to cancer':
A dramatic fall in the consumption of processed meat such as bacon and ham would stop around 3,700 people a year from developing bowel cancer.
Today they had an article with the headline 'Vegetarians less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters, says study':

For years, they have boasted of the health benefits of their leafy diets, but now vegetarians have the proof that has so far eluded them: when it comes to cancer risks, they have the edge on carnivores.

Fresh evidence from the largest study to date to investigate dietary habits and cancer has concluded that vegetarians are 45% less likely to develop cancer of the blood than meat eaters and are 12% less likely to develop cancer overall.
If you want to lower your risk even more, adopt a healthy, low-fat vegan diet and get lots of exercise - being healthy can make you look and feel great too!

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