Study Finds Lower Cancer Risk in Vegetarians

A new study done by Oxford researchers in the UK finds that vegetarians, pescatarians, and low-meat eaters have a reduced risk of cancer compared to regular meat eaters. Low-meat eaters are those who eat meat five times a week or less, while pescatarians are defined as consuming fish but not meat. The study found that being a pescetarian or low-meat eater was associated with a lower chance of cancer. Fish eaters have a 10% lower chance of cancer, while vegetarians have a 14% lower chance of cancer. Additional studies are needed to identify any other lifestyle choices that may play a role in contracting cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death globally.

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Posted on 24 March 2022