In a cohort of 10 998 men and women, 95 incident cases of colorectal cancer were recorded after 17 years. Risk increased in association with smoking, alcohol, and white bread consumption, and decreased with frequent consumption of fruit. The relative risk in vegetarians compared with nonvegetarians was 0.85 (95% CI: 0.55-1.32).

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sj.bjc.6601441

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Cancer

Publication Date

12/01/2004

Volume

90

Pages

118 - 121

Keywords

Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Cohort Studies, Colorectal Neoplasms, Diet, Vegetarian, Epidemiologic Studies, Female, Fruit, Great Britain, Humans, Incidence, Life Style, Male, Nutritional Status, Risk Factors, Smoking