A healthy balanced plant-based wholefood diet lowers the risk of many lifestyle cancers

A healthy balanced plant-based wholefood diet lowers the risk of many lifestyle cancers

Cancer councils and societies all over the world now are recommending more plants and less meat if you want to avoid preventable lifestyle cancers.

“Certainly our advice at the Cancer Council would be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables are what people should aim for...  The evidence is clear that fruit and vegetables are protective against particular cancers, such as mouth and throat cancer, stomach cancer and also bowel cancer.  You really need to have a variety of fruits and vegetables.  No single one is going to be a super food”
Kathy Chapman, chair of Cancer Council Australia’s nutrition and physical activity committee, March 2014.

  1. The 30 year studies on Seventh Day Adventists who follow a vegetarian diet show lower cancer rates than Seventh Day Adventists who eat meat.
  2. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend having plant-based food as the foundation of a healthy diet.
  3. A National Institutes of Health review into vegetarians and cancer risk found: “vegetarian diets are a useful strategy for reducing cancer risk…”
  4. The well-reported 2009 study of cancer incidence in more than 61,000 British people found the incidence of some cancers were lower in vegetarians than in meat eaters.
  5. The Medical Journal of Australia report on healthy plant-based eating patterns points out “the existing evidence is nonetheless clear that vegetarian diets are likely to be protective and certainly do not increase cancer risk”.

And on and on and on and on and on it goes...

 


 

Posted: Wednesday 2 April 2014