- A new study shows a 43% lower risk of contracting colorectal cancer with a pesco-vegetarian diet
- Colorectal cancers are the third most diagnosed cancers in the U.S.
- Plant-based diets may also contribute to greater weight loss and lower blood pressure
(CNN)Dropping red meat, and sticking to a plant-based diet that incorporates fish may be the key to preventing colorectal (colon and rectum) cancers, according to a seven-year study published Monday. Pescetarians, as they are commonly referred, had a 43% lower chance of getting the cancer compared to people with omnivorous diets.