Apart from bowel cancer, men who were vegetarians or fish-eaters had a lower risk of prostate cancer as well.
However, the study reports there might be some limitations to their findings.
The researchers said: “Although there were many cancer cases accrued during the follow-up period, these analyses may still be underpowered to detect moderate associations due to the relatively low numbers of cancer cases amongst vegetarians and fish-eaters in this cohort.”
The study concluded their findings might be a result of dietary factors or other lifestyle habits such as smoking.
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