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Huffington Post—-Study from Loma Linda Universty
Looks like a worthwhile way to start the New Year!……………….think about it!…………..oh yes Happy New Year!……
From the Huffington Post:
A new study just out of Loma Linda University funded by the National Cancer Institute reported that vegans have lower rates of cancer than both meat eaters and vegetarians.
An elegant experiment was performed in which people were placed on different diets and their blood was then dripped on human cancer cells growing in a petri dish to see whose diet kicked butt. Women placed on plant-based diets for just 2 weeks, for example, were found to suppress the growth of 3 different types of breast cancer. The same blood coursing through these women’s bodies gained the power to significantly slow down and stop breast cancer cell growth thanks to just 2 weeks of eating a healthy plant-based diet. (Two weeks! Imagine what’s going on in your body after a year!) Similar results were found for men against prostate cancer, as well as prostate enlargement.
The dramatic improvement in cancer defenses after 2 weeks of eating healthier is thought to be due to changes in the level of a cancer-promoting growth hormone in the body called IGF-1. Animal protein intake increases the levels of IGF-1 in our body, but within 2 weeks of switching to a plant-based diet, IGF-1 levels in the bloodstream drop sufficiently to help slow the growth of cancer cells.
Drs. Dean Ornish and Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn found that vegan diet caused more than 500 genes to change in only 3 months, turning on genes that prevent disease and turning off genes that cause breast cancer, heart disease, prostate cancer and other illnesses.