Cancer: A popular January diet that could reduce your chances of getting cancer by 19%.
CANCER causes uncontrollable growth and reproduction of cells in a specific part of the body.
Cancer cells can cause harm to healthy tissue and organs as a result.
According to one expert, a popular diet associated with the month of January could reduce this risk by 19%.
According to the NHS, one in every two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, and this website spoke with Dr Shireen Kassam, a consultant haematologist, about how a vegan diet can help reduce the risk of three “common” cancers.
Dr. Shireen Kassam, who is also the founder of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, explained that fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts are all components of a vegan diet that can reduce the risk of cancer.
“These include fiber, as well as numerous vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients,” the doctor explained.
“These foods and nutrients help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, lower growth hormone levels, including oestrogen…and thus address the underlying mechanisms that generate cancer-causing cells,” the researchers write.
Many people follow a vegan diet during the month of January, which is also known as Veganuary and was started by a non-profit organization in 2014.
However, more people than ever before are interested in becoming vegan, with more than a third of people in the United Kingdom expressing this interest in a recent YouGov poll.
A vegan diet benefits your health not only by what you eat, but also by what you don’t eat.
“By eliminating processed and unprocessed red meat from the diet, you are avoiding known group 1 and group 2a carcinogens,” Dr Kassam explained.
“Removing dairy from one’s diet may also lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer,” says the study.
Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer in humans, in case you didn’t know.
The consultant haematologist isn’t the only one who believes that red and processed meat causes cancer, as evidenced by numerous studies.
The doctor explained that processed red meat is the polar opposite of a healthy, varied vegan diet because it causes DNA damage, inflammation, hormone growth, and other issues.
“You generate cancer-causing compounds like heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons when you cook meat,” she continued.
According to the NHS, the doctor listed breast, prostate, and bowel cancer as the three “most common cancers.”
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