- Excess body fat is one of the strongest factors that increases risk; abdominal fatness is also a cause.
- Foods with fiber is one of the strongest factors linked to decreasing risk of this cancer.
- Consuming processed meats and high amounts of red meat is a cause of colorectal cancer.
- Drinking alcohol is a cause of this cancer.
- Daily moderate physical activity reduces the risk.
- Consumption of garlic, milk, and calcium probably protect against colorectal cancer.
50% of US colorectal cancers — about 68,400 cases — can be prevented by eating healthy, being active and a healthy weight.
Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
|Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Colorectal Cancer, 2011|
|STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE||DECREASES
Effect on Risk:
|Foods with fiber
Red & Processed meat
Effect on Risk:
Diets high in calcium
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Published on September 1, 2011