Diets Higher in Fruits and Vegetables Associated with Small Decrease in Incidence of Colorectal Cancer
About the Study
- The highest fruits and vegetable intake compared to the lowest intake group — in an analysis of 11 studies with 1,523,860 participants
- The highest fruit intake compared to the lowest intake group — in an analysis of 14 studies with 1,558,147 participants
- The highest vegetable intake compared to the lowest intake group — in an analysis of 16 studies with 1,694,236 participants
How Does This Affect You?
CDC fruits and veggies http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/index.html
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/
Aune D, Lau R, Chaun D, et al. Nonlinear reduction in risk for colorectal cancer by fruit and vegetable intake based on meta-analysis of prospective studies. Gastroenterology. 2011 Jul;141(1):106-18. Epub 2011 Apr 16.
- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
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