Vegetarians and people who eat less meat have a lower risk of cancer compared to heavy meat-eaters, study suggests

Susan S. Johnson
  • Eating more than five servings of meat weekly may be linked to higher cancer risk, research suggests.

  • Data showed men, specifically, had lower rates of certain cancers if they were vegetarian or pescetarian.

  • Factors like eating more plants and having a healthy weight may make a difference, one researcher says.

People who eat less meat or stick to vegetarian diets may have a lower risk of certain cancers, suggests a study published this week in BMC Medicine.

Researchers from the University of Oxford analyzed data from 472,377 adults in the UK, aged 40-70, who did not have cancer at

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Low-meat and meat-free diets linked to lower cancer risk, study finds

Susan S. Johnson

People who eat diets with small amounts of meat — or no meat at all — have lower risks for developing certain cancers, a new study found.

For some types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, diet may be a major lifestyle factor contributing to the risk for the disease. But for other cancers, like breast cancer and prostate cancer, it’s not clear how direct the link really is, experts said.

The study included nearly half a million participants

The study, published this week in BMC Medicine, analyzed data for more than 470,000 people that was collected as

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A new study says diet changes could add up to 13 years to your life

Susan S. Johnson

to remain as healthy as can be through the winter months, many people are turning to holistic habits. A new study, conducted by one poll on behalf of Nature’s Way found that 82% of americans maintain healthy habits and exercise regularly, respondents say they maintain their health by jogging, eating a balanced diet and taking supplements compared to their habit. Less peers, those who turn to holistic measures to maintain their health say they feel better more often and it prepares them for anything that comes with the winter months. The average american has 17 good days a month. Those … Read More

Eating a more plant-based diet can add years to your life, study finds

Susan S. Johnson

Adding more plants to your diet can add years to your life, according to a new study.

Researchers in Norway used computer models to compare a typical Western diet — heavy on animal-based proteins dairy and sugar — with a more ideal plant-based diet that’s heavy on fruits, vegetables, beans and grains and light on animal-based proteins.

According to the models, a 20-year-old who went all-in on the plant-based diet could add 10 years to their life. Even just making a partial change could add six years of life expectancy.

An 80-year-old who started a plant-based diet could add three

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