Fruit and vegetables may not risk colorectal cancer risk

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Consuming fruit and vegetables may not reduce the risk of colon and
rectal cancer according to a recent study, Associated Press reports
this week. The...

Consuming fruit and vegetables may not reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer according to a recent study, Associated Press reports this week. The findings are the opposite of many studies over the past 20 years which suggest that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may provide some protection against colorectal cancer. Over a period of 16 years Harvard researchers interviewed over 136,000 health professionals, 88,764 women in the Nurses Health Study, and 47,325 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up study. At the end of that time, there were 937 cases of colon cancer and 244 cases of rectum cancer, a rate that is about the same as for the general U.S. population.

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