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Vegetarians have lower risk of colorectal cancers, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1313 (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1313
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Vegetarian 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.1

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 …

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