Another vegetarian study shows reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

vegA study,by University, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine has associated a reduced of colorectal with a vegetarian diet. Colorectal 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 type of .

The participants consisted of 7,659 people. The researchers identified 380 cases of colon and 110 cases of rectal . The study findings revealed that compared to nonvegetarians, vegetarians had a 22 percent lower for all colorectal cancers, 19 percent lower for colon and 29 percent lower for rectal . In addition in comparison with nonvegetarians, vegans had a 16 percent lower of colorectal , 18 percent less for lacto-ovo (eat milk and eggs) vegetarians, 43 percent less in pescovegetarians (eat ) 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 and the of Colorectal Cancers. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2015; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.59

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