By @veganbits - A 22-year-long study of almost 82,000 women in the US has concluded that eating less red meat may lower our risk of developing endometriosis.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington, revealed that women who eat meat twice a day are 56% more likely to develop symptoms of the condition that those who eat the stuff once or less per week. ‘Red meat consumption may be an important modifiable risk fact for endometriosis,’ it concluded.
Endometriosis happens when the cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body, such as the bowel or ovaries. Each month, those cells react in the same way as those in the womb – building up and then breaking down. That leads to bleeding, heavy periods, pain, fatigue and can lead to infertility issues as well as bowl and bladder issues.
While the exact cause of the condition is as yet unknown, the scientists for this study suggest that high red meat consumption may impact hormones which trigger the condition.
Famed plant-based tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated player Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon finals - earning him his first Grand Slam title since 2016.
The massive win has been described as a 'stunning career revival' for the long-time tennis champion.
The Serbian tennis pro - who already holds three Wimbledon titles - is currently ranked number 21 of the world's best in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
Because of his outstanding performance, Djokovic has been touted as one of the greatest tennis players 'in the history of tennis' - with NBC Sports going so far is to dub him 'tennis' Muhammad Ali'. Djokovic is a plant-based eater - although not vegan - and says he gave up meat a number of years ago for 'ethical and health reasons'. He also owns a vegan restaurant with his wife Jelena in Monte Carlo, and is the author of a dietary guide, Serve To Win, which outlines the meat, dairy, gluten, and egg-free diet he gives credit for his success.