The recent early death of a technology genius such as Steve Jobs has saddened so many around the world. Since he died after a long fight with pancreatic cancer I feel the need to ask you whether there could be any connection between his cancer and his vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Is there any scientific evidence showing this potential connection?
Vegans eat whole, real foods. Even though we know they're not eating optimal foods, we also know that what they're eating is better than the SAD.
As for links and studies, one can also find some lame studies that purportedly link red meat intake to cancer, so there you go.
Vegans are not eating in a way that's best for them, to be sure, but I don't know that drumming up cancer links to their way of eating is informative or productive. That's just my opinion, though.
As humans we're very prone to speculation but, really, I don't have enough information to make a good guess here. We know he chose to delay conventional treatment and that didn't work for him. We know he was relatively young when his cancer was diagnosed. Other than that, we know that his disease probably resulted from the total combination of his genetics and environment which certainly includes diet. What diet was he raised on? How many variations of vegan/vegetarian diets did he eat at various times? What kind of experimentation did he do in early adulthood? What were his hobbies/sports/health activities? I admit I haven't done exhaustive reading about him and I'm not sure how much information is publicly available.
Steve Jobs wasn't a vegan for his entire life. He did, however, have serious eating disorders by which he'd eat only one kind of food for an entire month straight, then completely stop and then eat another single food. This no doubt wreaked havoc on his entire body. Did it lead the pancreatic cancer? No idea. It certainly did not help his situation.
No offence to this question, but why does this question stand but the question "Wi-Fi concern for anyone?" not stand?
Some questions that get deleted look really interesting and should stay, IMO.
I thought that the Wi-Fi question was relevant for people trying to live (hack) a paleo life in a modern world. This question has no real paleo relevance.