March 24, 2014

Score One for Vegans

1 Animal Protein Linked to Cancer Mortality

A study of 6,318 adults ages 50 or older over an 18-year timespan found that those in the 50-65 age range who got more than twenty percent of their daily calories from animal protein -- milk, meat and cheese -- were four times more likely to die of cancer than those who took in fewer than ten percent of their calories from those products, and 74 percent more likely to die from any cause within the time period studied. In the case of cancer, the increased risk of death was comparable to that of smoking. The study, conducted by gerontologists at the University of Southern California, found that plant-based proteins -- from vegetables, beans and nuts -- did not raise one’s mortality risk. It also found that beyond age 65, higher animal protein consumption actually lowers that risk.

More at Care2.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Protein Affects Breast Cancer Growth

Tags: Animal Protein and Mortality, Animal Protein and Cancer, USC Davis School of Gerontoloty, Affect of Animal Protein on Health

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Vapor: with or without You

2 E-Cigs Don't Help Smokers Quit

When it comes to smoking cessation, e-cigarettes may make no difference at all, suggest researchers. Despite the claims made in e-cigarette advertising, electronic cigarettes don't help people quit smoking, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. The new study, based on almost 1,000 smokers, found that after one year, the smokers who used e-cigarettes had similar outcomes to smokers who didn't use them. Only 14 percent of the smokers in the study succeeded in quitting, and there was no difference in the rates of quitting between those who used e-cigarettes and those who didn't. These study results are consistent with previous studies that contradict e-cigarette advertising claims, reports WebMD. The research is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

More at WebMD | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: E-Cigarettes Still Not Allowed on Flights

Tags: E-Cigarettes, E-Cigs, How Quit Smoking, JAMA Internal Medicine, Smoking Cessation, E-Cigarettes Don't Help Quit, Vapor Doesn't Work Quitting Smoking

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