Diet/cancer link

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Vegetarian diet might lower but not eliminate risk of cancer

Why would this even be a headline? I have never once seen that a vegetarian diet (or any diet, for that matter) can “eliminate” the risk of cancer. Every article I’ve ever read is about how certain dietary changes can reduce the risk, yet this headline might as well have said, “Ha Ha, Vegetarians, You Might Still Get Cancer.” Yeah, no kidding. And even if you stay in your house all day, you might still get run over by a car.

Fortunately, the article itself is a little more intelligent than the headline. It discusses how the cancer in question (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) “is a much less predictable—and less preventable—cancer than, say, lung cancer.”

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