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  • Vegetarians who eat seafood and fish have a 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians


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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:31 am Email this article

    Pescovegetarians, that is vegetarians who also eat seafood and fish, had a 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer during a 7.3 year follow-up compared to non-vegetarians according to a study from researchers at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, USA.

    “Pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk [of colorectal cancer] compared with non vegetarians,” the authors of the study noted.

    Semivegetarians

    Semivegetarians: 8% lower risk of colorectal cancer

    Semivegetarians—vegetarians who occasionally eat animal products—had a 8% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians.

    Vegans

    Vegans: 16% lower risk of colorectal cancer

    Vegans—those eating no animal products at all—had a 16% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians.

    Lacto-Ovo vegetarians

    Lacto-Ovo vegetarians: 18% lower risk of colorectal cancer

    Lacto-Ovo vegetarians—those eating vegetables, eggs and milk, but no meat—had a 18% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians.

    Pescovegetarians

    Pescovegetarians (who eat fish and seafood): 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer

    Pescovegetarians—vegetarians who eat fish and seafood—had a 43% lower risk of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians.

    Pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk compared with non vegetarians,” the authors of the study noted.

    Subjects

    Subjects: 77,659 people followed for 7 years

    The study involved 77,659 Seventh-Day Adventist men and women from The Adventist Health Study 2 (AHS-2), a large, prospective, North American cohort trial who were recruited between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2007.

    Reference

    Orlich MJ, Singh PN, Sabate J, Fan J, Sveen L, Bennett H, Knutsen SF, Beeson WL, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Butler TL, Herring RP, and Fraser GE. Vegetarian dietary patterns and the risk of colorectal cancers. JAMA Intern Med, 2015 May; 175(5): 767-776.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Michael J. Orlich, MD, PhD
    School of Public Health
    Loma Linda University
    24951 N Circle Dr, NH 2031
    Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA
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