Diet Rich in Fruits, Vegetables, Low-Fat Dairy, and Fish Linked With Less Colorectal Cancer

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and fish may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study.

Although previous studies have produced conflicting findings about the effectiveness of such a diet, the new research found a benefit.

“We found that eating a largely plant-based diet with higher intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, and low-fat dairy in women and fish in men was associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer,” says Paige Miller, PhD, a researcher at Pennsylvania State University. Eating in this healthful way reduced the risk of colon cancer by 65% in women and by 62% in men, she says.

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