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Do vegans have a lot fewer cases of colon cancer than meat eaters? If so, how much fewer?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Maybe higher
Studies of cancer and diet are famously inconsistent.
What I can tell you is that the old claim that meat-eating is the cause of colon cancer has been discredited by a series of studies over two decades. Here's an important study with results that may not be the final word, but showed vegetarians with MORE colon cancer. <a href="http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php" rel="nofollow" t

In brief: Maybe higher
Studies of cancer and diet are famously inconsistent.
What I can tell you is that the old claim that meat-eating is the cause of colon cancer has been discredited by a series of studies over two decades. Here's an important study with results that may not be the final word, but showed vegetarians with MORE colon cancer. <a href="http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php" rel="nofollow" t
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: While I do not
Know the specifics to your question, religious groups that do not eat meat.
Like the 7th day adventists, have remarkably lower frequency of bowel cancers...Fairly strong inference that the meat contributes to these cancers. Other disease, like heart disease is also less. Don't have the statistics, nor an estimate of safe amounts, or risk of pork, chicken, beef, fish or eggs.

In brief: While I do not
Know the specifics to your question, religious groups that do not eat meat.
Like the 7th day adventists, have remarkably lower frequency of bowel cancers...Fairly strong inference that the meat contributes to these cancers. Other disease, like heart disease is also less. Don't have the statistics, nor an estimate of safe amounts, or risk of pork, chicken, beef, fish or eggs.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Vegetarian and vegans usually have diets higher in fiber with less carcinogens or toxins than meat eaters.
Therefore, there is less colon carcinoma. The hunzas (himalayas) eat a nearly exclusive vegetarian diet and have almost no colon carcinoma; seventh-day adventists also have a low incidence of colon carcinoma and are vegetarian. <20% risk is usually quoted.

In brief: Yes
Vegetarian and vegans usually have diets higher in fiber with less carcinogens or toxins than meat eaters.
Therefore, there is less colon carcinoma. The hunzas (himalayas) eat a nearly exclusive vegetarian diet and have almost no colon carcinoma; seventh-day adventists also have a low incidence of colon carcinoma and are vegetarian. <20% risk is usually quoted.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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