Study Finds that Vegetarians have Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers

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Food, Happy FaceVegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers, a large prospective cohort trial of Seventh Day Adventist men and women has found (Orlich et al., 2015).

The US study, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, included 77,659 men and women who were assessed by a food frequency questionnaire and categorised into four vegetarian groups (vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and semi-vegetarian) or a non-vegetarian group. During a mean follow-up of 7.3 years 380 cases of colon cancer and 110 cases of rectal cancer were recorded.

The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the World Cancer Research Fund, found that vegetarians had a 22% lower overall risk for colorectal cancers than non-vegetarians (adjusted hazard ratio 0.78 (95% confidence interval 0.64 to 0.95)). Vegetarians had a 19% lower risk for colon cancer and a 29% lower risk for rectal cancer when compared with meat eaters.

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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