The link between consuming animal products and cancer is as strong as the link between smoking and cancer, according to an article in Nutrients journal.
Its author analyzed data on 21 different cancers in 157 countries and found that diet was among the factors associated with the risk of developing certain cancers.
Possible mechanisms for risk include animal products’ promotion of growth and high iron and fat content.
The author notes that consuming meat and other animal products has been recognized as a cancer risk for over a century and needs to be acted upon in efforts to help prevent the disease.
Originally published in Vegan Future newspaper. Read the newspaper for 18 pages of vegan news from around the world.