Prostate cancer accounts for more than 27% of all cancers among men and is the second most common cancer in men. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California report that following a vegan diet might help side-step this disease. Dietary patterns were compared to prostate cancer incidence among 26,346 men. The diets included: nonvegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, vegan, and semi-vegetarian. A total of 1,079 cases of prostate cancer were identified. Those men following vegan diets had a 35% lower risk for developing prostate cancer.
Tantamango-Bartley Y, Knutsen S, Knutsen R, et al: Are strict vegetarians protected against prostate cancer? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; 103:153-160.