Mediterranean diet and colorectal cancer risk: a pooled analysis of three Italian case-control studies.

The Mediterranean diet was found to be associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer in this study of 3745 colorectal cancer cases and 6804 hospital controls. Br J Cancer. 2016 Aug 18

Comment: The Mediterranean diet is perhaps the most thoroughly studied diet, and consistently has shown multiple health benefits in terms of cancer and cardiovascular disease in addition to overall mortality.