The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. ... In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Veg prevent cancer bullxxxx exposed

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European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition report by BBC

Professor Walter Willet of Harvard University said the research strongly confirmed the findings of other studies, showing "that any association of intake and fruits and vegetables with risk of cancer is weak at best".

and this:

The study of 500,000 Europeans joins a growing body of evidence undermining the high hopes that pushing "five-a-day" might slash Western cancer rates.

The international team of researchers estimates only around 2.5% of cancers could be averted by increasing intake.
Healthy vegetables?  Yeah right!

3 comments :

Bryan - oz4caster said...

Funny how the news media seem to ignore this kind of info :)

I find myself eating less and less vegetables, mainly for a little variety and as a good medium for lots of butter and cheese.

Stan (Heretic) said...

Hi Bryan, welcome to the blog!

Yes indeed they ignore it, not the first time not the last time. The very first time I tried to alert a journalist to some dietary misinformation (around 1999) she responded that she has to write something to earn a living and basically that it (truth) doesn't matter anyway.

This is something about the second oldest profession merging with the first one ... 8-:)

Matt Metzgar said...

Stan,

But the same editorial points out that fruits and vegetables reduce risk of heart disease:

"For example, in the same population of men and women that showed no association between fruits and vegetables and total cancer, incidence of coronary heart disease or stroke was 30% lower for those consuming five or more servings per day compared with those eating less than 1.5 servings per day"