Healthy Lifestyle Could Prevent Colorectal Cancer

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A new study published in the BMJ indicated that changing physical activity, waist circumference, smoking, alcohol intake and diet can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 23%. 

The results comes from the Diet, Cancer and Health Cohort Study, which followed the lifestyle of 57,053 people in Demark aged 50 to 64years for 10 years. 

They found that people who followed the following lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. 

–         Physically active for at least 30 minutes a day

–         Getting the waist circumference between 88 cm for women and 102 cm for men

–         Does not smoke

–         Having fewer than 7 drinks a week for women and fewer than 14 drinks a week for men

–         Eat at least 600 g of fruit and vegetables daily

–         Eat 500 g or less of red processed meat a week

–         Eat at least 3 g of dietary fiber per megajoule of dietary energy

–         Getting 30% or less of total energy from fat 

Source: Published in BMJ online October 26, 2010 

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