For instance, high intake of fiber and polyphenols from cereals have been shown to reduce cancer mortality risk [ 65, 66, 67 ]. Osteoporos Int ; 6 : — National Academy Press, ; — The role of early life genistein exposures in modifying breast cancer risk. We could also not analyze whether duration of adherence to any PBDP had any influence on the results. It has been found that women in Asia are about 5 times less likely to develop breast cancer than North Americans [ 66 ]. Considered outcomes included overall cancer mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and cancer recurrence. But there still aren’t enough data to say exactly how a vegetarian diet influences long-term health.
Correspondence Address: Dr. Plant-based nutrition has been shown to protect against the 15 leading causes of death in the world, including many cancers, and may offer benefits as a disease modifying tool to improve the management and treatment of these conditions. Results on the effects of plant-based nutrition on breast, prostate, colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers have been the most extensively studied, and thus have the most published supporting evidence thus far. Whole foods plant-based diets have shown to significantly protect against these cancers, as well as additional cancers and other chronic disease states. Nutritional interventions in the prevention of various cancers offer a significant benefit to currently used medical therapies, and should be employed more often as an adjunct to first-line medical therapy. Although the effects of diet are becoming more well-known and the role of diet and lifestyle factors in health and disease is gaining more attention and emphasis, the benefits or detriments are still underestimated and undervalued. Keywords Vegan nutrition, plant-based diet, cancer, nutritional therapy Introduction In the United States and many other industrialized countries, the main causes of death are preventable [ 1 ]. In particular, our diet remains the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability [ 2 ]. Populations consuming diets of mostly plant-based foods have been characterized by a marked reduction in mortality and age-adjusted incidence of many cancers common in Western society.
In Western society, vegans also consume substantially more tofu and other soy products than do omnivores 14, In: Fraser G ed. Dairy food intake in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormone levels among physically active young men. A major impact of the healthy provegetarian diet score for cancer mortality prevention was therefore expected. Nutr Cancer ; Perhaps the reason that breast cancers seem to run in families more often than is explained by genetics, is because dietary and lifestyle habits tend to run in families. Jacobsen MF. Foods rich in lycopene, such as tomatoes, are known to protect against prostate cancer Int J Cancer ; Rollin BE. Nutr Cancr ;