Research Uncovers Link Between Nutrition and Cancer
Research is establishing what has been known for a long time, that nutrition and cancer are linked. A research study conducted on 69,120 participants conducted by the American Association of Cancer Research established that vegetarian and vegan diets have protective effects against cancer when compared with non-vegetarian diets. The Adventist Health Study-2 found that vegetarian and vegan diets not only reduced the risk of cancer in general, but also significantly reduced the risk for of gastrointestinal cancers of the colon, stomach, pancreas etc. as well as female-specific cancers (breast, uterine, ovarian etc.).
This study endorses long-practiced nutritional protocols by alternative treatment practitioners that emphasize vegetarian diets. It is believed that dietary factors alone contribute to 30% of all cancers in western countries.
Tantamango-Bartley, Y.; Jaceldo-Siegl, K.; Fraser, G. Vegetarian Diets and the Incidence of Cancer in a Low-Risk Population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013, 22 (2): 286-94. PubMed Link