This detailed article by Kathy Freston in the Huff Post lists some of the latest research regarding the power of a vegan diet to combat cancer. The mains points are:
- A group of men and women were fed different diets including meat-based and plant-based for two weeks and then their blood was dripped on cancer cells; the blood from those on a vegan diet stopped the growth of the cancer cells
- A report from Loma Linda University funded by the National Cancer Institute found that vegans had lower cancer rates than those who ate meat
- IGF-1 is a cancer growth hormone in our bodies - after just two weeks on a vegan diet, levels of IGF-1 dropped enough to slow cancer growth
- Vegan diet turned off over 500 genes that may cause cancer and turned on genes that helped prevent it - evidence that even if you are born with cancer prone genes you can still limit your risk of disease through diet
Based on these findings, it's possible to conclude that a vegan diet has the power to heal and can aid you in your quest for a life-long health!