Cancer risk reduced for pesco-vegetarians

People who eat a vegetarian and fish diet are less likely to get colorectal cancer than their meat-eating or strictly vegetarian peers, according to a large prospective study of almost 80,000 adults.

While limiting red meat, especially processed meats has previously been associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancers, this study suggests that eating fish in place of meat is a significant factor in cancer reduction.

However, it remains unclear why pesco-vegetarians

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