Prevention Is Better Than A Cure! You Going To Eat That Carrot?


In a recently published article the authors point out that colorectal cancers are a leading cause of cancer death, and that their primary prevention by diet would be highly desirable. They evaluated the association between vegetarian dietary patterns and incident colorectal cancers in 490 cancer cases with an average followup period of 7.3 years.

Their findings indicated that vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers and that pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk compared with nonvegetarians. If such associations are proved to be causal, they may be important for primary prevention of colorectal cancers.

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