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Vegetarian diet helpful in colon, colorectal cancer: Update

Vegetarian diet helpful in colon, colorectal cancer: Update

Vegetarian diet helpful in colon, colorectal cancer: Update

I am sure many people who love vegetarian diet will be very happy with this study. A latest study claims that vegetarian diet actually reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is one of the biggest killers in the US. Every year as many as fifty thousand lives are lost due to this form of cancer. This is the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in the country, according to CDC.

The latest study is going to prompt many people to turn vegetarian, though it is really very difficult as going completely vegetarian is next to impossible.

Researchers claim that the people who consume vegetarian diets have ower risk of colorectal cancer. According to the participants who consumed a vegetarian diet were at 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer, with a 19% reduced risk of colon cancer and a 29% reduced risk of rectal cancer.

colon-cancerWhile talking about the findings of the study, the team of researchers said, “The evidence that vegetarian diets similar to those of our study participants may be associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, along with prior evidence of the potential reduced risk of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and mortality, should be considered carefully in making dietary choices and in giving dietary guidance.” The study was led by Dr. Michael J. Orlich, of Lorna Linda University, CA, and the findings are carried in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Colorectal cancer is increasingly becoming very common in the US as in the rest of the world. It is form of cancer that begins in either the colon or the rectum. It is a collective term used for colon cancer and rectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an individual has a 1 in 20 chance of developing the disease at some point in their lives.

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