Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer.
During a 7 year follow-up of almost 80,000 adults, researchers found that compared to non-vegetarians, all vegetarian dietary patterns combined had significantly reduced risk for colorectal cancer (22% lower hazard ratio). Replacing red meat with vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes will most likely help lower the risk of cancer of the colon and rectum.
PositiveTip: Choose a balanced, healthy vegetarian diet to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer–and obesity, hypertension, diabetes and all-cause mortality!
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.