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Vegetarians 'less likely' to develop cancer

1st July 2009

A study has found that vegetarians are generally less likely than meat eaters to develop cancer.

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, involving 60,000 people found those who followed a vegetarian diet developed notably fewer cancers of the blood, bladder and stomach, though the apparently protective effect of vegetarianism did not seem to stretch to bowel cancer.

Researchers found marked differences between meat eaters and vegetarians in the propensity to cancers of the lymph and the blood and in the case of multiple myeloma, vegetarians were 75% less likely to develop the disease than meat eaters.


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Article Information

Title: Vegetarians 'less likely' to develop cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11971
Date Added: 1st Jul 2009


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