RECENT results from the largest study to investigate dietary habits and cancer once again show that vegetarians are significantly less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters. The difference was most striking in cancers of the blood, such as leukaemia and multiple myeloma, which vegetarians were 45 per cent less likely to develop. And it is not just cancer that vegetarianism can help prevent.

Previous research has linked eating meat to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Anyone looking to improve their health, vitality and life expectancy can contact Animal Aid on 01732 364546 or for a free Go Veggie guide, full of delicious recipes and nutritional tips to help you make the switch to a meat free diet.

ASHLEY OWEN Animal Aid Tonbridge