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  2. Jul 3, 2023

Plant-Based Diets Reduce Mortality Among Lung Cancer Patients

A plant-based diet was found to reduce the risk of cancer-related death in individuals diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a new study at the Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. Among 447 patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer, those who closely adhered to a healthful plant-based diet, limiting processed and animal-based foods, had a 34% reduced risk of dying from their lung cancer.1 Plant-based diets have also been shown to be particularly protective against digestive cancers, such as pancreatic and colorectal cancer.2


  1. Wang Q, Cui Q, Gao JP, Zhao YH. Plant-based dietary patterns and lung cancer mortality: a perspective cohort study. Food Funct. 2023. doi:10.1039/d3fo01803b
  2. Zhao Y, Zhan J, Wang Y, Wang D. The relationship between plant-based diet and risk of digestive system cancers: a meta-analysis based on 3,059,009 subjects. Front Public Health. 2022;10:892153. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2022.892153

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