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Red Alert - Vegans Get Less Cancer

Red Alert - Vegans Get Less Cancer

It’s official; vegetarians and vegans get less cancer. A new study from Oxford University, looking at how diet affects cancer risk, has revealed that people who don’t eat meat have a much lower risk of getting the disease. The 15-year study followed 60,000 British men and women, of which over 18,000 were vegetarians and 2,246 vegan. They found that cancer incidence was 11 per cent lower in vegetarians, but a whopping 19 per cent lower in vegans. This adds to a huge body of evidence showing how red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

 

Key TJ et al., 2014. Cancer in British vegetarians: updated analyses of 4998 incident cancers in a cohort of 32,491 meat eaters, 8612 fish eaters, 18,298 vegetarians, and 2246 vegans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 071266 [Epub ahead of print]