Vegetarians who eat fish have lower colorectal cancer risk

March 9, 2015 7:07 PM

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A new study looked at the diet and health results of some 77,000 Americans and found those who stuck to a vegetarian diet had a 22 percent lower chance of developing colon and rectal cancers. Those who ate vegetables and fish had their colorectal cancer risk diminished by 43 percent.

"Our vegetarians not only ate less meat than the non-vegetarians, but also less sweets, snack foods, refined grains and caloric beverages," Michael Orlich, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda University in California, told HealthDay.

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