Vegetarian fish diet drops cancer risk

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 cancer-reducing factor.

It is unclear why pesco-vegetarians benefit more than lacto-ovo (egg and dairy eating) vegetarians.

“The strength of this association suggests that future analysis of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid consumption may be beneficial,” researchers wrote.

“Such analysis may elucidate whether the reduced risk seen in the pesco-vegetarian group is