Health

Health

  • A global move to a vegan diet would avert 8.1 million premature deaths per year. Source
  • The World Health Organisation report in November 2015 ranked processed meat ranked as a group 1 carcinogen (the same category as cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos). Eating just 50g per day (two rashers of bacon) increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. It also classified red meat as a group 2A carcinogen. Source
  • Vegan diets have been linked to a 35% lower risk of prostate cancer. Source
  • High blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, is less common among vegans. Source
  • Body mass index and cholesterol levels are lower among vegans. Source
  • Those who eat seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have a 33% reduced risk of premature death compared with people who eat less than one portion. Source