There is more evidence of carnivory and cancer
Oxford: Although it has been debated for some time, there is now more evidence that overeating can lead to many types of cancer, and eating less meat can prevent almost all types of cancer.
According to some previous studies, eating too much meat increases the risk of certain types of cancer, but their scientific causes are still being explored. Cody Whitling, now a D-Phil student at Oxford University, says this is a large study that shows that as meat consumption increases, so does the risk of cancer.
In her research, Cody emphasizes that eating meat increases the risk of breast cancer, colon and prostate cancer. The study looked at 472,377 people from a database at British Biobank and monitored them for a period of time. The average age of millions of people was 40 to 70 years and their medical conditions were examined for eleven consecutive years.
All of them were recruited between 2006 and 2010 while all of them were away from cancer and healthy. Fifty-two percent of them admitted to eating meat five times a week and said that they like to eat fish, red meat and pork. Forty-three percent admitted to eating only fish, while 10,000, or 2.3 percent, admitted to eating only vegetables.
Eleven years later, about 54,961 people were diagnosed with some form of cancer. Of these, 5,882 were diagnosed with colon cancer, 9,501 with prostate and 7,537 with breast cancer. It is now known that eating vegetables reduces the risk of cancer by 14%. The rate was found to be 10% lower in those who ate fish, while those who ate more meat showed an unusual tendency to get cancer.