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Two New Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies

"Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding."
- Arlen Specter

"Mortality from coronary artery disease is lower in vegetarians than in non vegetarians."
- British Medical Journal, 1994; 308

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The December, 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition includes two papers which should be of interest to Notmilk readers.

The first study was performed by analyzing data from 91,779 women participating in the California Teachers Study Cohort Design. The data included 4,140 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1995 and 2009.

Researchers conclude:

"The finding that greater consumption of a plant-based dietary pattern is associated with a reduced breast cancer risk."

The second study was performed by analyzing data from Walter Willet's Harvard University Women's Nurse Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up-Study. The combined total of subjects in the heart disease study included 113,276 male and female participants.

Researchers conclude:

"Our data suggest that absolute quantity, rather than variety, in fruit and vegetable intake is associated with a significantly lower risk of Cardiovascular Heart Disease (CHD). Nevertheless, consumption of specific fruit and vegetable subgroups was associated with a lower CHD risk."

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"The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise."
- David Suzuki

"Breast cancer rates are lower in populations that consume plant based diets."
- American Cancer Society Cancer Facts and Figures, 1994

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In cases of both cancer and heart disease, we've actually been aware of both cause and cure for many decades. It is as simple as following the Bible's first commandment:

Genesis 1:29

Indeed; man has had the one and only true answer to his health challenges for many thousands of years.

Robert Cohen

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