Does Vegetarian Diet Decrease Risk of Colon Cancer?

On the heels of our last blog, discussing the connection between red meat and colon cancer, we came across this blog in the New York Times. It discusses an extensive study which found that those with a vegetarian diet had a lower risk of colon cancer.

Vegetarian Diet May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

A vegetarian diet, especially one that includes fish, significantly reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, a large new study reports.

Researchers recruited 77,659 men and women from Seventh-day Adventist churches nationwide. Adventists were chosen because they abstain from smoking and drinking, and are encouraged to eat a vegetarian diet. All filled out well-validated questionnaires that included more than 200 food items. Read full article

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Recent Blogs

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Diverticular disease 2
July 13, 2023
Diverticular Disease & Diverticulitis: What You Need to Know

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive health conditions that affect the large intestine (colon). With diverticular disease, small, bulging pockets develop on the lining of the colon. When these pockets become inflamed or infected, the condition is called diverticulitis. They are very common – especially after age 40 – and rarely cause problems. At […]

National Nutrition Month
March 20, 2023
March 2023 is National Nutrition Month

Many Americans like to set New Year’s resolutions to make positive lifestyle changes such as improving their diet and going to the gym. However, March is also a great time for a healthy focus, especially as the long winter season comes to an end. National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, […]

Gallbladder
March 14, 2023
Gallstones: Should I Get Gallbladder Surgery?

Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. It holds a digestive fluid called bile that’s released into your small intestine. Gallstones are pebble-like pieces of concentrated bile material, typically made up of cholesterol or bilirubin […]

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