A vegetarian diet and is likely to combat many types of cancer, so a recent research study states.
About a third of participants were vegetarian out of 52,700 men and women and those who did not eat meat had significantly fewer cancers than those who eat meat .
However, in addition astoundingly researchers discovered a higher rate of colorectal cancer, a disease related to eating red meat, affecting vegetarians .
In the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research team said the findings were worth investigation.
Although it is widely recommended that people eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to reduce their risk of cancer and other diseases, there is very little evidence looking specifically at a vegetarian diet .
There is a significantly lower incidence of every kind of cancer amongst vegetarians and fish eaters.
However, for colorectal cancer, this trend was reversed with vegetarians experiencing a higher incidence of this condition than other groups.
A great deal more research is needed to uncover links between diet and cancer.
Both groups were eating the recommended 5 portions of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
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