The Only Cancer Solution?
Experts including the United States Department of Health
, the National Cancer Institute
, and the American Heart Association
emphasize that meat, poultry, and dairy are important parts of a balanced diet. And while dietary cancer risk factors exist, they generally apply to people who forget the rule about “all things in moderation.”
It's misleading to claim, as the Cancer Project does, that a strict vegan diet is the only way to minimize your risk of cancer. Numerous well-regarded institutions incorporate animal products into their dietary advice. The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation lists skim milk and yogurt as good sources of calcium. The American Institute for Cancer Research has plenty of carnivore-friendly recipes in its New American Plate Cookbook , like Chili Burgers and Sweet Potato and Pear Stir-Fry with Chicken and Chile Sauce.
The American Cancer Society, in its Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention, says that while “a vegetarian diet can be quite healthful if it is carefully planned and provides adequate calories[,] diets including lean meats in small to moderate amounts can be just as healthful.”
The Cancer Project doesn't present a reasonable approach to foods that aren't PETA-approved. That's because fundamentally it's an animal-rights vehicle, detached from mainstream science, and dedicated to promoting a radical ideology.