Reducing Your Colorectal Cancer Risk

5 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Colorectal Cancer Risk

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The occurrence of colorectal cancer in many communities is growing, but there are measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of getting the disease.

If you are overweight or obese with a significant amount of belly fat, your risk of developing colorectal cancer is greater especially for males.

Increasing the intensity of your physical activity and doing things that make you breathe as hard as you do during a brisk walk can lower your risk.

Diets that are high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, while lower in processed- and red-meat, may help lower your risk.

Long-term smoking is linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer as well as many other types of cancer.

Alcohol consumption has been linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer for both men and women, although the risk is generally greater for men.

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