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10-Year Study Shows Plant-Based Diet Slashes Cancer Risk

A study of more than 26,000 participants has researchers interested in the long-term benefits of a vegan diet.

A recently published decade-long study has shown that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by 33 percent. More than 26,000 participants were tracked during a 10-year span for what is being labeled as the first major study to look specifically at vegans, study director Gary Fraser said. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study divided dietary patterns into meat-eaters, vegans, lacto-vegetarians, pesco-vegetarians, and semi-vegetarians and “found that, as far as prostate cancer, the vegans look really good,” Fraser told The Press Enterprise, going on to call the results impressive and statistically significant. Further research will be conducted into vegan diets and its correlation with lowered cancer risks.

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German Minister Proposes Meat Ban at Gov't Meetings

Barbara Hendricks revealed plans to nix meat on menus in order to promote environmental responsibility during official meetings.
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Legendary Animal Rights Philosopher Tom Regan Dies at 78

The author and visionary fought for animals throughout his long and influential career.
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Bacon Brand Buys Plant-Based Meat Company

Maple Leaf Foods acquires meat-free company Lightlife for $140 million.
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New by CHLOE Comes to Rhode Island

The vegan restaurant's massive expansion across New England with a new location in Rhode Island planned for this summer.
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"Sexual Politics of Meat" Exhibit Opens in Los Angeles

Inspired by the work of vegan activist Carol Adams, 14 women will showcase their art to draw a connection between female oppression and animal agriculture.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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