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Eat Vegetarian and Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

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!