A new US research indicates that vegetarian diet reduces the risks of colorectal cancer in people.
Presently, colorectal cancer is considered as the second major death factor in the United States.
Earlier, health experts found a strong connection between heavy meat diet and colorectal cancer.
In comparison, a few researches propose that vegetarian diets cut the risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. However, the new study confirms that vegetarian diets are comparatively more beneficial than other meat based diets.
As per the study printed in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers carried out an extensive study to determine the relation between colorectal cancer and eating habits.
They analyzed around 77,659 vegetarians for a long time period of three years. Surprisingly, they found only 110 cases of rectal cancer and 380 cases of colon cancer in the participants.
Dr. Michael Orlich, the main author of the report, calls it an “astonishing result”. He informs that the outcome of the study was astonishing for researchers as well. They were shocked to observe such a huge difference between the health of vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Additionally, health experts admit that it is a difficult task to change your entire diet at once. Hence, non-vegetarians can make some minor alterations to lessen the risk of colorectal cancer. Consumption of fish and meat once in a month can decrease the risk of colon and rectal cancer up to 47 percent.