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Diet and Colorectal Cancer Incidence

Raj S. Bhopal, MD1
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1Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(10):1726-1727. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4016.
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To the Editor The observations by Orlich et al1 on vegetarianism and lower rates of colorectal cancer are consistent with meta-analyses on meat and colorectal cancer.2 Orlich et al offer a mechanism through adiposity and hyperinsulinemia. The Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study findings may aid interpretation.3


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October 1, 2015
Michael J. Orlich, MD, PhD; Gary E. Fraser, MBchB, PhD
1School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California2School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(10):1727. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4019.
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