The habit of eating lots of vegetables is possible for a person to avoid the disease colorectal cancer than those who have a habit of eating without vegetables. The study, conducted by researchers Lola Linda University in California, USA, found that those who adopt a vegetarian diet rich in vegetables have colorectal cancer risk 22 percent lower. They also have a reduced risk of other cancers associated with the digestive system.
“19 percent lower risk of colon cancer and 29 percent lower risk for cancer of the rectum,” said study author Michael J. Orlich, as quoted by the Times of India.
In this study examined health data from 77 659 people. From these, there were 380 cases of colon cancer and 110 cases of rectal cancer. From these data, the researchers found that study participants who are fond of vegetables or vegetarian, the state of the digestive organs are much healthier than non-vegetarians. In addition, the researchers also describe the other benefits of a diet high in vegetables.
“A vegetarian diet proved similar to our study participants, possibly associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer,” the researchers said.
Colorectal cancer is a cause that is believed to come from eating less fiber. One type of food that is thought to increase the risk of developing this cancer is red meat. If you are accustomed to eating less fiber, increased risk of cancer is higher. Get used to eating fiber from vegetables and fruits is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer.
The study was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.