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I have a debate on Friday where I have 5 minutes to debate 3-5 points on proof that animal proteins cause cancer (can be loosly linked-proof that plant based diets cure cancer).

However it has to come from very reliable sources and I need to be able to reference peer reviewed journals.

Any ideas? This is my one chance to educate a group of my peers, all people who will be workinging in the field of fitness and health in less then a year!

I know about the work of Dr. Campbell, Dr. Barnard, Dr. esselstyn etc. but can't seem to find actual peer reviewed journals.
 

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Its funny you mention this because I was just involved in a 'debate' on FB (if you could call it a debate) about this. The other meat eating fan posted a link to a blog I posted in the vegetarian section - I can post it again here:
http://rawfoodsos.com/
she tries to break down the work of these doctors in most of her entries. I know the China Study has been criticized by others as well- I am posting this so you can see the opposing viewpoint.
I can't be of much help though- I am a newer vegan, and not as educated as most on here. Hope someone can help you out!

edit: it is also my understanding that you might not find peer reviewed journals because their work is widely opposed by the medical community. which seems fishy to me...
 

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Personally, I don't believe that animal proteins cause cancer at all, and try to attack the issue from the standpoint of ethics instead.
 

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Yup, take a look at the sources cited in The China Study. here's an excerpt from the book, but you'll have to look at the actual book to see the studies in the citations, then look those up in college library: http://www.thechinastudy.com/PDFs/Ch...dy_Excerpt.pdf

And look at The Cancer Project. http://www.cancerproject.org/
Same thing, this is just a starting place to find the studies listed and do mroe research,

I think you'll have the strongest case if you argue that processed meat causes cancer than if you argue "animal proteins" cause cancer.
http://www.aicr.org/reduce-your-canc...FQxmhwodsF_wAg

And if you argue that plant-based diets tend to prevent cancer, that's a stronger argument than if you argue plant-based diets cure cancer.
http://www.eatright.org/WorkArea/lin...id&ItemID=8417

This link has a table with studies listed: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/cancer
 

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The "Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective" report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research states that the evidence for red meat and processed meat increasing the risk of colorectal cancer was considered "convincing" by a panel of experts. The evidence for these meats increasing the risk of other cancers (e.g. lung, pancreatic, oesophageal) is considered "limited" or "suggestive". By contrast, consumption of non-starchy vegetables and fruits is considered to probably decrease the risk of certain cancers (e.g. mouth, larynx, stomach). This report can be seen here: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/4841/1/4841.pdf

It is important that you talk about "increasing risk" rather than "causing".

"Reduced cancer risk in vegetarians: an analysis of recent reports" examines the recent evidence and concludes that "The direct and indirect evidence taken together suggests that vegetarian diets are a useful strategy for reducing risk of cancer". See here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048091/
 
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