Another vegetarian study shows reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

vegA study,by University, published in the JAMA has associated a reduced of colorectal cancer with a vegetarian diet. Colorectal cancer remains one of the leading in the , and is currently ranked second in leading causes of mortality. Diet has been linked as a major preventative factor for this .

The participants consisted of 7,659 people. The researchers identified 380 cases of colon cancer and 110 cases of rectal cancer. The study findings revealed that compared to nonvegetarians, vegetarians had a 22 percent lower for all colorectal cancers, 19 percent lower for colon cancer and 29 percent lower for rectal cancer. In addition in comparison with nonvegetarians, vegans had a 16 percent lower of colorectal cancer, 18 percent less for lacto-ovo (eat milk and eggs) vegetarians, 43 percent less in pescovegetarians (eat fish) and 8 percent less in semivegetarians.

The study authors recommend providing dietary guidelines as a primary preventative method for colorectal cancers and the potential reduced of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and mortality.


Michael J. Orlich, Pramil N. Singh, Joan Sabaté, Jing Fan, Lars Sveen, Hannelore Bennett, Synnove F. Knutsen, W. Lawrence Beeson, Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Terry L. Butler, R. Patti Herring, Gary E. Fraser. Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and the of Colorectal Cancers. JAMA , 2015; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.59

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