Early findings suggest diets low in protein could reduce ones overall cancer risk. Researchers have found vegetarians maintaining a diet low in protein and calories had lower blood levels of cancer causing substances and hormones. While researchers are not yet sure whether reduced dietary protein will directly reduce cancer risk, they do feel it may be very important in regulating cancer risk. According to the researchers, people are consuming too many animal products as well as too many processed foods and sugars. They recommend people eat more fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, beans, fish and less red meat.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2006.