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Vegetarians more prone to colorectal cancer than meat-eaters?

If cancer is your biggest health concern, would a vegetarian diet be the way to go? A British study, published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the vegetarians studied had fewer cancers in general than the meat-eaters. As you can see from the abstract, the research involved significant numbers of people. 

Strangely, though, the scientists also found that the vegetarians had significantly higher rates of colorectal cancer, which in the past has been linked to eating red meat.

Confusing. I know lifestyle factors are hard to study, but when I read something like that I can't just dismiss it out of hand.

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I guess I'll keep on doing what I try to do now, which is be moderate in my meat eating and immoderate when it comes to fruits and vegetables. That's going to be a lot easier in a couple of months than it is now. Remember summer tomatoes?

Remember corn?

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