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The Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

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Key Findings

  • Excess body fat is one of the strongest factors that increases risk
  • Eating whole grains and foods containing fiber lower risk
  • Consuming processed meats and high amounts of red meat is a cause of colorectal cancer.
  • Drinking 2 or more alcoholic drinks daily is a cause of this cancer.
  • Daily moderate physical activity reduces the risk.

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PREVENTABILITY

PREVENTABILITY

47% of US colorectal cancers can be prevented by eating healthy, being active and a healthy weight.

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
And Cancer of The Colorectum

Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Colorectal Cancer,  2017
STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE DECREASES
RISK
INCREASES
RISK
CONVINCING
Effect on Risk:
Physical activity Body fatness
Alcohol
Processed meat
PROBABLE
Effect on Risk:
Whole grains
Foods with fiber
Dairy products
Calcium
supplements
Red meat