Prostate Cancer and Vegetarian Diet
Prostate cancer has been strongly linked
to meat consumption.
- In a study of nearly 48,000 men aged
between 40 and 75, those eating red meat five or more times a week were
2.6 times more likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who
ate it once a week or less.
- Another study looked at the incidence
of prostate cancer amongst 14,000 Seventh Day Adventists and found a
relationship between increased risk and increasing animal product consumption.
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and past medical history as related to fatal pancreas cancer risk among
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