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How to Prevent Colon Cancer

Dietary and lifestyle choices affect colon cancer risk.

More than 130,000 men and women are told they have colon or rectal cancer (known collectively as colorectal cancer) every year, making it the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

But a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) provides new evidence that the right eating and exercise plan can really help lower your risk of developing the disease.

In the report, researchers analyzed 99 studies with data on 29 million people.

“The findings are clear that diet and lifestyle play a major role,” says lead author Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. “Despite it’s prevalence, colorectal cancer is a highly preventable disease.”

Read full article: How to Prevent Colon Cancer – Consumer Reports

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