Yumi Media Says Being Vegetarian Saves Lives and Reduces Risk of Cancer

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After a recent report indicating that people with vegetarian diets are less prone to cancer, Yumi Media, the food review and information website, responds by asking non-vegetarians to consider eating less meat.

On February 19, Yumi Media issues a response to a study that suggests a lower risk of contracting cancer among vegetarians, suggesting that meatless alternatives like Quorn are a great way to eat healthier meals.

According to Food Consumer, a recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention finds that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of cancer. Food Consumer reported that “Yessenia Tantamango Bartley from Loma Linda University School of Public Health in Loma Linda, California and colleagues conducted the study and found vegetarians were 9 percent less likely to develop cancer, compared to non-vegetarians.”

According to the study, vegan diets were even more beneficial: “Those who followed a vegan diet were 16 percent less likely to develop all cancers and female vegan diet users were 34 percent less likely to develop female specific cancers such as [ovarian and breast cancer].”

“Vegan diet seems to confer lower risk for overall and female specific cancer than other dietary patterns. The lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets seem to confer protection from cancers of the gastrointestinal tract,” the study reports.

Yumi Media representative Clay Darrohn comments on the study, saying that it represents yet another indication that those with poor diets should curb their eating to avoid diet-related diseases. “Cancer is a difficult battle to fight. If avoiding the risk of contracting cancer means I have to eat less meat then count me in. I have been eating mycroprotein vegetarian meals like Quorn to help improve my health that much more.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.

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