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Vegetarian Cancer:
Vegetarians Less Likely to Develop Some but Not All Cancers

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - August 1, 2009Vegetarian Cancer

  • Researchers found that 33  out of 100 meat eaters will develop some form of cancer but only 29 out of 100 vegetarians.

  • But continue to read the surprising vegetarian cancer twist.

Researchers followed more than 61,000 people for 12 years. Over all the vegetarians contracted less cancer than those who consumed meat or fish or both.

Vegetarians got less of the following cancers:
Bladder cancer
Stomach cancer
Multiple Myeloma
• Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Meat eaters got less of the following cancers:
Colon cancer (vegetarians had slightly higher risk)
Rectal cancer (vegetarians had slightly higher risk)
Cervical cancer (vegetarians had a significantly higher risk)

Red meat consumption should be limited to 1 serving per week.

Avoid lunch meats with nitrate or nitrite preservatives. These preservative increase the risk of several cancer.

Breast cancer and prostate cancer risks were similar for vegetarians and meat eaters. There was less risk for prostate cancer among fish eaters than meat eaters.

Researchers did not calculate the quantity of meat consumed each day.

Vegetarian Cancer Reference Source
Cancer Incidence in British Vegetarians. Key, PN Appleby, EA Spencer, RC Travis, NE Allen, M Thorogood and JI Mann, British Journal of Cancer, (2009) 101, 192-197

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Natural Vegetarian Cancer Treatment Pearl
Limiting your meat intake may decrease your risk of most cancers. It is important to get 50+ grams of protein each day. Non-meat sources include protein powders, beans, tofu and dairy products.
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Protein Provides:
• Amino acids for many functions in the body including making brain chemicals and anti-depressants
• Collagen to strengthen bones, muscle, skin, hair and nails
• Energy for 3 to 4 hours

About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative Cancer Treatment Appointments.


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