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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Be a vegetarian and keep cancer at bay

Be a vegetarian and keep cancer at bay, says Dr. Polasa.

Let your plate be colourful. Fill it with fruits and vegetables. This piece of advice comes from Dr Kalpagam Polasa, head of the Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, who added that fruits and vegetables could be the protection needed against cardiovascular diseases and several types of cancers.

It was pointed out that out of the 156 dietary studies reported, 82 per cent demonstrated that the consumption of fruits and vegetables, provided significant protection against cancer. Fruits and vegetables are effective against epithelial cancers such as cancer of lung, cervix, esophagus, stomach, colon and pancreas.