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Eating Fruit Young Slashes Breast Cancer Risk by 25 Percent

A new study finds that the consumption of apples, bananas, and grapes during teenage years significantly lowers risk of breast cancer in adulthood.

A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that consuming certain plant-based foods as a teenager cuts women’s risk of developing breast cancer by 25 percent in adulthood. The study compared two sets of diet data—collected from 90,476 women in 1991 and 44,223 women in 1998—to a breast cancer pathology test conducted on all participants in 2013. The study revealed that, “There is an association between higher fruit intake and lower risk of breast cancer. Food choices during adolescence might be particularly important.” Additionally, consuming foods rich in alpha-carotene and specific foods such as apples, bananas, and grapes in adolescence and oranges and kale during adulthood was associated with a significant reduction in breast cancer risk. Plant-based foods have recently been linked to reducing the risk and/or pain caused by other illnesses including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer.

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Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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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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