Here is yet another reason why vegetables are vital to your health. Recent research published in Cancer Causes & Control finds that eating a plant-based diet and limiting intake of alcohol may help lower the risk of obesity-related cancers, especially prostate cancer.
Researches analyzed long-term medical and dietary data from 2,983 American men and women. Over the course of 17 years, 480 obesity-related cancers were diagnosed among those participating in the study.
Overall adherence to the guidelines of the study was not linked with a lower risk of cancer. However one guideline – to limit alcoholic drinks to two per day for men and one per day for women – did protect against obesity-related cancers,
The researchers also discovered that incorporating more fruits, vegetables and legumes into a daily diet would lower the risk of cancer.