From the magical food front: A pumpkin a day keeps colon cancer away?

Could this new study be the perfect excuse for a pumpkin pie diet?

Australian epidummyologists offer this collection of correlations published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association to suggest that consumption of:

  • Dark yellow vegetables (e.g., pumpkin and carrot) and apple reduce colorectal cancer risk; and
  • Fruit juice consumption increases colorectal cancer risk.

Outside of the dubiousness of these weak statistical associations and their multiple comparison heritage, readers would do well to recall the debunked myth that dietary fiber reduced colorectal cancer risk.

Even if it doesn’t prevent cancer, pumpkin pie is still a magical food.

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