According to British scientists, men who eat a vegan diet (no animal foods) have lower levels of a protein associated with prostate cancer. Their findings suggest that a diet without meat or dairy products could reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The Oxford study of 696 British men found that insulin-like growth factor levels were 9% lower in vegans than in meat-eaters and 7% lower than in vegetarians. Meat-eaters were defined as men who ate meat on most days of the week. Interestingly, previous research has found prostate cancer rates are lower in countries with low consumption of meat and dairy products.
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