Study links vegetarian diet to reduced risk of colorectal cancer Medical News Today

March 10, 2015 7:03 AM

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Study links vegetarian diet to reduced risk of colorectal cancer Medical News Today

Study co-author Dr. Michael J. Orlich, of Lorna Linda University, CA, and colleagues publish their findings in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that begins in either the colon or the rectum. It is a collective term used for colon cancer and rectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an individual has a 1 in 20 chance of developing the disease at some point in their lives.

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