Sponsored Links

Neobot's Search Engine


April 29, 2008

How To Prevent Cancer ? Ways To Live Healthy

How To Prevent Cancer ? Ways To Live Healthy

Eating a vegetarian diet is definitely a healthy choice and there is no denying the fact that the vegetarians also have lesser breast cancer ribbonchances of developing certain types of cancers, which otherwise can be quite common in those people who eat meat. Vegetarian diets are usually low in saturated fat and high in fiber content. This characteristic of vegetarian diets also helps to replete with cancer-protective phytochemicals that help to prevent cancer in vegetarian population.

Studies done in England and Germany have shown that meat-eaters are 40 percent at higher risk of developing cancer as compared to vegetarian people. In US, studies done in Seventh-Day Adventists, who are mainly lacto-ovo vegetarians, have shown significant reduction of chances of getting cancer who eliminated meat from their diet.

Similarly, rates of breast-cancer have been to be shown to be lower in nations who largely promote vegetarian food. For example, China, where plant-based diets are followed, showed lower breast cancer rates among women. On the other hand, Japanese women who follow more of the Western-style food habits, consisting of more intake of meat-based diets, have shown to be eight times more at risk of developing breast cancer, than women who follow more of a traditional food habits consisting of plant-based diets. Apart from meat, dairy products too contribute to many forms of cancer. Collectively, they can result in colon cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

Studies done by Harvard University researchers, have shown that men and women who eat meat on a regular basis, have 300 percent more chances of developing colon cancer. High fat diets also enhance body estrogen production. Increased levels of these hormones have been linked to breast cancer directly. A study done on a group of pre-menopausal and menopausal women who ate meat regularly have shown that pre-menopausal women have one-third chances more than the other group of getting breast cancer in their life.

A separate study from Cambridge University has also shown diets containing high saturated fats to be linked to increased chances of developing breast cancer. Dairy products have also been shown to be linked to ovarian cancer in one of the studies. Ovaries get damaged by the process of breaking down of lactose, which is a natural milk sugar. Prostate hypertrophy or enlargement is three times more common in people who eat meat daily.

Vegetarians automatically avoid the animal fat in meat and dairy products, which is the main culprit of causing cancer. They also get plenty of fibers from natural food apart from getting the essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals etc. that help to prevent cancer too. In addition to all this, vegetarians have also been shown to have higher levels of “natural killer cells” in their blood as compared to non-vegetarians, which are the specialized white blood cells formed to attack cancer cells.

No comments:

NeoBot's Search Engine


Related Archives