Individuals on high fruit-low meat diets are less vulnerable to colorectal cancer compared to those on high-meat diets.
This study assessed how different dietary patterns affect colorectal cancer risk. Researchers examined the diets of 1247 subjects. Each subject was assigned into one of the three dietary groups: high meat cohort, high fruit-low meat cluster, and high vegetable-moderate meat group. The colorectal cancer odds ratio of each participant in this study was also determined.
Researchers observed a low proportion of colorectal cancer among subjects in the high fruit-low meat group. On the other hand, a greater colorectal cancer risk was found in both the high vegetable-moderate meat and high meat cohorts. The findings of this study suggest that moderate and high meat diets may promote the development of cancerous cells in the colon and rectum.