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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Prevention information states: ” Eating a plant-based, healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans) and being physically active is your best insurance to reduce your risk of cancer, as well as heart disease and diabetes.”

MD Anderson Cancer Center states that according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, at least 20% of all cancers could be prevented by adopting relatively simple eating habits.  Research has shown that eating more vegetables and fruits greatly lowers your risk of developing several cancers, including lung, mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon. 

Study shows “Vegan diets showed statistically significant protection for overall cancer incidence” here  

Cancer requires activation. Animal protein activates cancer. Overview by Dr. T. Colin Campbell here.

Soy’s protease inhibitors prevents development of experimentally induced colon, oral, lung, liver and esophageal cancers. Study report, pdf page 2.

Eliminating 1 serving of red meat results in 7% to 19% lower mortality risk according to a 2012 study here.

Vitamin D metabolite may be more important than believed for prognosis of cancer (colon-, breast-, prostate- cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma).  See study here or here. The best way to get Vitamin D is sunshine-read more.

Meat consumption has been recognized as a risk factor for cancer since 1907 when a Chicago study found that “heavy meat eaters” had high rates of cancer mortality, but pasta-consuming Italians and rice-eating Chinese had low rates. (pdf pg 14)

Study found positive association between dietary cadmium intake (fish and organ meat) and cancer risk, particularly with
hormone-related cancers like breast and prostate cancer.

Study finds those consuming 7 servings of fruits and vegetables/day saw a  25% decrease in risk of death from cancer.

Norewigan study found that a high intake of vegetables and fruits reduces the risk of cancer in the mouth and pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, lung, stomach, pancreas, breast and bladder. “It has been calculated that a 65% increase of the intake of vegetables and fruits will reduce the incidence of cancer by about 23%” in the country of Norway.

Review finds frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and carotene-rich and cruciferous vegetables, is associated with a lower incidence of cancers.

Study: The more vitamin K component (found only in plants) you eat you lower your risk of cancer.

Cholesterol is found in animals, phytosterols are found in plants and lower risk of cancer.

Soybean-derived protease inhibitor inhibits or prevents development of colon, oral, lung, liver, and esophageal cancers.

Study: Fiber found ONLY in plants helps reduce risk of cancer.

Bladder Cancer

 11 studies on processed meat reviewed: “Significant” link “between processed meat consumption and bladder cancer” 

Endometrial Cancer

Study shows the more soy consumed the lower the risk of endometrial cancer.

Kidney Cancer

In a “study of studies”, 12 studies ranging 47 years and including 1,228,518 participants show the higher intake of cruciferous vegetables of an individual the lower rate of renal cell carcinoma.

Study finds diet of fatty foods greatly increases kidney patients’ mortality risk while a diet rich in fruits and vegetables appeared to be protective.

Liver Cancer

According to a Harvard study published in Nature, eleven healthy volunteers consumed either animal-based or plant-based diets for five days. Gut concentrations of a compound linked to liver cancer, deoxycholic acid, rose in the animal-based diet group.

 Lung Cancer

Study shows lung cancer incidence is positively correlated with animal fat intake.

Stomach Cancer

Processed meat increases risk of stomach cancer

Strong evidence consuming processed meat increases risk of stomach cancer

Sugar-although no studies have been done on this point, it is interesting to note that PET Scans work by giving a patient glucose and seeing what part of the body has the highest metabolic activity in terms of regional glucose uptake because tumors feed on sugar. Cancer cells can consume as much as 19 times the amount of sugar as normal cancer cells. More on PET Scans here.