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Vegan diet protects men from cancer: BBC News Review



The story

A plant-based diet reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer.

That’s according to a new study in the US which found that men who ate healthy plant-based foods are over 20 per cent less likely to develop the disease.

There was no reduction in risk for women, but there were differences between ethnic groups.

Scientists say more research still needs to be done.

Key words and phrases

a catch
something sounds perfect, but there’s a hidden problem
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• A free computer? What’s the catch?

rich in
contains a lot of something
• As an athlete, I always eat breakfast that is rich in protein.
• Saudi Arabia is a country that is rich in oil.

going (vegan)
becoming (vegan)
• Many people are going vegan because of the health benefits.
• My dad went gluten-free because he was having stomach problems.

0:00 – Introduction
0:23 – Story
1:09 – Headline 1: The Sun: Simple diet swap can slash ‘risk of bowel cancer by a fifth’ – but there’s a catch
2:48 – Headline 2: The National: Diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and beans ‘cuts bowel cancer risk’
4:32 – Headline 3: Daily Mail: Going vegan lowers the risk of colorectal cancer in men by more than a FIFTH, study suggests
6:02 – Language summary

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