Colon Cancer

Eating to stay healthy lowers carbon footprint

Recent research has mined the field of diet patterns that lower environmental impact, demonstrating that a plant-based diet has a lower impact. And now a recent study has taken that concept a step further by linking diet to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by medical care.

Researchers at the University of California and Oxford University conducted the first study ever to examine the impact of GHG emissions from both diet and medical care linked to the diet-related diseases type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer and coronary heart disease.

Researchers compared three diet patterns:

1. Compared with the standard U.S. diet, this diet was twice as high in fruit and vegetable...

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