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January 25, 2005

Plant diets can ward off cancer

Topics: Health Issues

- BBC News

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables and limited amounts of red meat and sugary foods is the way to protect against cancer, say researchers.

Three separate studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association show the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet.

As well as protecting against bowel cancer, eating a plant-based diet is good for the heart, say experts.

Such diets offered no extra protection against breast cancer, however.

But US research released days ago showed adding olive oil to your diet can cut the risk of developing breast cancer.  Continue reading...

Posted by Hyscience at January 25, 2005 9:30 PM

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