There is also strong and growing scientific evidence that a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing various types of cancer. Health and nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the groundbreaking and best-selling book The China Study found that “no chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.”
A recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute reported that vegans have lower rates of cancer than both meat-eaters and vegetarians. In an experiment to find an explanation, people were placed on different diets with drops of their blood dripped onto cancer cells that were growing in a petri dish. The results were amazing! Women on a plant-based diet for even just two weeks were found to suppress the growth of three types of breast cancer cells and similar results were found for men and prostate cancer.