- 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.
47% of US colorectal cancers can be prevented by eating healthy, being active and a healthy weight.
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|Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Colorectal Cancer, 2017|
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