Vegetarian Diet May Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers

March 10, 2015 3:15 AM

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New research suggests that eating a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing colorectal cancers.

Researchers found that compared with nonvegetarians, vegetarians had a 22 percent lower risk for all colorectal cancers, 19 percent lower risk for colon cancer and 29 percent lower risk for rectal cancer. They also found that compared with nonvegetarians, vegans had a 16 percent lower risk of colore...

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