Jan 18

Decade-Long Study Finds Vegan Diet Drastically Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

veganA new decade-long study with over 26,000 participants has found that those following a plant-based vegan diet have a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer. The study, which appears in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (unfortunately an online version of the study is not yet available, though we’ll update this article once it is), was conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University’s Health Department.

“We found that, as far as prostate cancer, the vegans look really good,” says Dr. Gary Fraser, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the university’s School of Public Health and School of Medicine. “They have a one-third lower risk than non-vegans.” Fraser notes that this is the first study of its type to focus specifically on those who are vegan.

For the study, researchers tracked participants’ dietary habits through questionnaires, with dietary patterns divided into five separate groups: vegans, non-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians (meaning they eat milk products), pesco-vegetarians (who eat fish), and semi-vegetarians who only eat a small amount of meat. Researchers also tracked the subjects’ medical conditions through questionnaires and telephone interviews, with some medical records also being requested and reviewed.

Fraser notes that this is just one study, but calls the results “impressive” and statistically significant.


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  1. John Daniel

    Incorrect – lacto vegetarians avoid eggs (meat, fish)

  2. John Daniel

    Take all the time you need

  3. Mathilda Isenhour

    Just ordered some Alpha Brain. Let’s see if it works.

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