Welcome to Cancer-Forums.net!   

Advertisments:



Useful Links:

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Definition

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Pancreatic Cancer Discussions

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby Sal » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:38 pm

Please provide a source as well, thanks!
Sal
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:09 pm

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby thurl » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:15 pm

You can read about it here-Vegetarian Foods: Powerful for Health
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/veget...
thurl
 
Posts: 386
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:27 pm

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby bryne » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:25 pm

Hello. Cancer usually comes from a saturation of some substances called free radicals which affect the groth section of a DNA string in a cell. It causes the cell to keep growing and multiply until cancers are formed. The best defense against free radicals are anti-oxidants (vitamins basicly) which are very common in fresh vegetables ( I'm talking about fresh of the stalk/tree/bush, not the ones that have been imported from God knows wheree and end up on yoru plate weeks after they were picked. Being a vegetarian helps one get more vitamins and antioxidants in the body and thusly makes your body more resistant to cancers and pretty much all disease. However, you should not test that resistance by smoking, breathing polluted air, microwaving your food etc.
bryne
 
Posts: 1038
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:19 am

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby Obadiah » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:43 pm

I don't pretend to have any facts to base this on but I imagine risk stomach cancer is a factor of eating meat as we generally struggle to digest it.
Obadiah
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:42 am

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby Bairrfhionn » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Many types refer to source below
Bairrfhionn
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:40 pm

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby Fionnla » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:56 am

A diet high in red and processed meat is known to contribute to the development of some colorectal cancers; therefore a diet which restricts or excludes these reduces your risk. Very little is actually known about what causes cancer, but that link is a s well established as the link between smoking and lung cancer.
A diet high in red and processed meat is also thought to be a possible risk factor for pancreatic cancer, and is thought to possibly increase the risk of stomach cancer.
A diet high in dairy is thought to be a possible risk factor in prostate cancer.
That really is about it for any known connection between meat and the 200+ diseases that come under the umbrella title of cancer.
It's actually thought that fish could reduce the risk of colon cancer, although, like all the cancer/diet connections it's not been conclusively shown. But the evidence is strong enough for Cancer Research UK to include it in their information on cancer and diet.
There is no known connection between meat and dairy consumption and breast cancer, as someone has suggested. There have been a few studies which have suggested a possible connection, but if the same team did another study they might find the opposite suggested - that's in the nature of studies. They suggest possibilities for further research, rather than providing proof. Certainly there have been major and respected studies suggesting that milk consumption might protect against breast cancer.
In case you think I'm a committed meat-eater to have posted this information - no, I'm a vegan of many years (and vegetarian for many years before that), and I was diagnosed with breast cancer after several years of veganism.
We don't do ourselves any favours as vegetarians and vegans by making exaggerated and unproven claims for the health benefits of veg*nism
The greatest risk factor for most cancers is getting older - most people diagnosed with cancer are over 60 http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/bowel-... http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/breast... http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/prosta... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11519...
Fionnla
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:36 pm

What Kinds Of Cancer Does A Vegetarian Diet Help Lower The Risk Down?

Postby gwevyl » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:17 am

Maybe the most important, directly linked to consuming animal products, are colon and breast cancer.
They have found that these two occur more often in populations with a high levels of fat consumption.
gwevyl
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:45 am


Return to Pancreatic Cancer

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post