Pescatarian, Vegetarian, and Vegan Diets May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

Pescatarian, Vegetarian, and Vegan Diets May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

A large new study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce colon cancer risk. In particular, vegetarians who ate fish (pescatarians) reduced their risk of colon cancer by 43 percent over non-vegetarians. Meanwhile, vegans "had a 16% lower risk, and lacto-ovo vegetarians, who eat milk and eggs and who had an 18% lower chance. Combined, all types of vegetarians had a 22% reduced risk for colorectal cancers than nonvegetarians."