Research links diet to risk of CRC

07/17/2013 | Medical News Today

High intake of sugar-sweetened foods and beverages may increase the risk of colorectal cancer, according to research from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The study included analysis of more than 170 foods and compared the diets of 2,063 people in Scotland who had colorectal cancer against the diets of 2,776 healthy individuals. The research divided the groups by eating pattern, finding that people who ate an abundance of fruits and vegetables had lower risk of developing cancer, while those who ate lots of meat, sugar and fat had higher risk.

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