Link Between Vegan Diets and A Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer

In a study conducted by Loma Linda University, published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found a possible link between a decreased risk of prostate cancer and vegan diets in men. Researchers looked at a variety of diets including nonvegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, vegan, and semi-vegetarian to see what effects were seen on prostate incident rates.

“These analyses provided evidence that subjects adhering to a vegan diet experienced about 1/3 lower incidence of prostate cancer than those preferring a nonvegetarian diet,” said one researcher. “Vegan diets differ from other vegetarian and nonvegetarian diets by the absence of dairy and eggs, as well as greater intake of most fruit, vegetables, nuts, and legumes.”

Since people eat foods in combination and not individually, they found that dietary patterns were important.

For more information, read the full study.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/

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