Cancer and the Vegetarian Diet - C. Lung Cancer
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From William Harris, M.D.
December 21, 1999

C. Lung Cancer


Lung cancer mortality correlates with animal fat consumption (R=.71, p<.01) (22) and with the consumption of animal source protein and calcium. Plant nutrients had negative (protective) R values but p values were above .05, so they were not deemed statistically significant. However, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) (23) judges that "diets high in a variety of vegetables and fruit, and the microconstituents they contain, may prevent 20-33% of cases of lung cancer in both smokers and non-smokers."

Data on tobacco use was not available, but there is little doubt that it would prove to be the most important predictor of lung cancer mortality, exceeding dietary factors by a wide margin.

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