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A diet high in fruits and low in meats reduces the risk of colorectal adenomas.

Diets high in fruits and low in meat may protect individuals against colorectal adenoma and cancer.

This study examined the effect of a dietary pattern typified by fruit, vegetable, and meat intake on colorectal adenoma and cancer risk. Researchers tracked the dietary data of 1247 subjects and assessed the colorectal cancer odds ratio of each participant in this study.

The team of investigators found out that subjects on high-fruit, low-meat diets had low colorectal adenoma and cancer risk. In contrast, regular consumption of high-vegetable, moderate-meat diets and diets high in meat was found to elevate the likelihood of developing colorectal adenoma and cancer. The results of this study show that a dietary pattern characterized by high fruit and low meat intake may contribute positively to the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2007
  • Austin GL, Adair LS, Galanko JA, Martin CF, Satia JA, Sandler RS.
  • Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA. gaustin@unch.unc.edu
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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