A new study has found that eating fruits and vegetables has no strong association with decreased colon cancer risk.
Several studies have examined the relationship between colon cancer and fruit and vegetable intake, but the results have not been consistent.
A team of researchers led by Anita Koushik, Ph.D., formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, analyzed the association between fruit and vegetable intake and colon cancer risk by pooling the results of 14 studies that included 756,217 men and women who were followed for 6 to 20 years.
However, the difference in the associations for cancers on the left and right sides was not statistically significant. "Results for each fruit and vegetable group were generally consistent between men and women," the authors write.
The study is study published online in the September 25 Journal of the National Cancer Institute.