More vegetable and less meat don’t slow cancer progression

The result of a two year study just presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2018 Annual Meeting are bad news for the proponents of a vegetarian or vegan diet as a way to fight cancer. Dr. Kellogg Parsons from the University of California San Diego, followed men with prostate cancer for two years: one group was eating seven serves of vegetables a day, with the hope that this largely vegetarian diet could slow down the progression of their cancer.

The results were disappointing: “There was no significant effect on 2-year clinical progression in active surveillance,” Parsons explained.

This follows another large study with 130,000 men, study that found no significant association between fruit and vegetable intake, including consumption of cruciferous vegetables, and prostate cancer.

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