Supporting literature

The following sources provide some of the introductory supporting evidence for the employment of plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic disease.

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  • Telomere length in men with prostate cancer increased with initiation of lifestyle changes.
    [This indicates that people with prostate cancer had the ends of their chromosomes (telomeres), which are thought to be protective against cancer and other causes of death, grow rather than shrink.]

    • Ornish D, Lin J, Chan JM, Epel E, Kemp C, Weidner G, Marlin R, Frenda SJ, Magbanua MJM, Daubenmier J, Estay I, Hills NK, Chainani-Wu N, Carroll PR, Blackburn EH. Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5-year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Oct;14(11):1112-1120. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70366-8. Epub 2013 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 24051140.

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