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Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says
Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says

Colorectal cancers kill more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer, but a new study suggests you can reduce your risk of the disease by laying off the cheeseburgers and pastramis and opting for a large salad or broiled salmon instead. After tracking 77,659 Americans and Canadians for an average of more than seven years, researchers from Loma Linda University found that vegetarians were 22% less likely than meat-eaters to be diagnosed with colon cancer or rectal cancer. The results were published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study volunteers were all members of the Seventh Day Adventist church, which strongly encourages a vegetarian diet. (The church...

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