Is being a veggitarian DECREASES the possibilities of getting Cancer???

@chingwes (103)
Philippines
May 1, 2007 5:02am CST
As studies have shown eating veggies as their everyday meal avoiding meat and other junk foods makes our immune system healthier and prevents rom acquiring the most scary illness of all time the big "C"...
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
2 May 07
Rates for at least six common types of cancer, country by country, correlate with the consumption of animal source food. A variety of phytochemicals present in plant foods have been demonstrated to be protective against the DNA damage that leads to cancer. Up to 80% of bowel and bre*st cancer may be preventable by dietary change. Diet contributes to the risk of many other cancers, including cancers of the lung, prostate, stomach, esophagus, and pancreas. Generally, fruit, vegetables, and fiber have a protective effect, whereas red and processed meat increase the risk of developing cancer.
@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
3 May 07
I admit I am guilty of eating red meat, and poultry, pork, fish, even though I know what you have stated is essentially true. I wonder why it is that even though we know these things, we still do it. Do you think eating meat is addictive? People still eat raw fish at sushi bars in California and over in Japan. It is always being tested and confirmed and reconfirmed that eating meat causes many ailments and yet we people still do it. Again, I wonder, is it an addiction?
@bindishah (2063)
• India
4 May 07
Bein a vegetarian protects us form a lot fo diseases - not only cancer. As you said, eating fresh vegetables keeps our immune system healthy and releases toxins form our body. Once toxins are released we are left with all the purity in our body which leads to good health. But I believe its not only about being vegetarian - white meat and fish is also supposed to be healthy as it provides a lot of proteins. Fish provides with omega 3 fattya acids which have proved their benefits over the years. So eat whatever you want - just do it in moderation.