You Can Get Cancer If You Are Vegan
Cancer risk decreases significantly with a vegan diet
In February 2016, an Italian review article, in which the aim of examining the health-protective effect of vegetarian and vegan diets on the basis of 96 studies, showed that these diets can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The cancer risk with a vegetarian diet fell by 8 percent, with a vegan diet by 15 percent. The risk of ischemic heart disease decreased by as much as 25 percent.
A few months later in May one read the British Journal of Nutritionthat in a study with 50,404 women, not vegetarians, but vegans had a lower risk of breast cancer than non-vegetarians.
Vegan diet works against cancer through different mechanisms
In February 2017 one read in Medical hypotheses about the following very interesting connections:
The so-called fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23 abbreviated) is a hormonal regulator of the phosphate and vitamin D metabolism. It is especially produced in the bone cells (osteocytes) and mature osteoblasts (bone-forming cells). Now we know that this growth factor also promotes the growth of many prostate cancers and also the formation of bone metastases. Therefore, dietary or lifestyle factors that accelerate FGF23 formation are also believed to promote cancer and metastasis.
The formation of FGF23 is accelerated, for example, by a high consumption of phosphates and calcium. Both are considered risk factors for z. B. Aggressive prostate cancer. Plant-based diets, on the other hand, are not necessarily poorer in phosphates and calcium, but they often provide these minerals with a lower bioavailability than animal products. In this way, they can downregulate FGF23 levels and possibly explain the lower risk of cancer in vegan or almost vegan cultures.
Vegan Diet: Best Diet for Cancer Prevention
Read here how a healthy vegan diet can be implemented: 14 rules for a healthy vegan diet. Because an unhealthy vegan diet can - just like any other unfavorable diet - lead to deficiencies in vital substances, for example a vitamin B12 deficiency, which in turn would be a risk factor for cancer. That is why it is so important to carefully compose your diet and - where necessary - to use nutritional supplements. If you take these 14 rules into account, you can be sure to do the best possible for yourself and your organism. You can also use our vegan recipes section.
An interesting documentation about vegan nutrition, lifestyle diseases and more can be found here under this link.
* An exciting book: "China Study: The Scientific Rationale for a Vegan Diet" can be found here under this link.
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