Study Shows Men Who Eat Vegan Have Lower Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
Men have another reason to choose veganism today.
Researchers from Loma Linda University in California have found that in a study of 26,000 men, the one’s who followed a vegan diet had a 35 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
ITV reports that the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) worked with the university to discover the link between the illness and a variety of diets, including meat and fish eating. Avoiding all meat and dairy with a healthy vegan diet proved most beneficial, enforcing the idea that this way of eating can be disease-preventative. These positive results might help impact the UK, where prostate cancer is the most common among men, seeing 47,000 people diagnosed and 10,000 deaths each year. Even with smaller prostate issues, we are seeing an increase in treatments similar to prostagenix which is great.
Dr. Panagiota Mitrou, the Director of research funding for WCRF, said “This exciting research has, for the first time, helped fill some vital gaps in our knowledge about eating patterns and the prevention of prostate cancer and could pave the way for future research. Although these results are exciting, more studies are needed to demonstrate the strength of the link between a vegan diet and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.”
So it’s a great start! Here’s hoping the outdated stereotype of meat equalling manliness can fall away in favour of choosing veganism, and better health. Just remember to include more veggies than vegan pizza, boys.