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Oct 04

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Reduce your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

There are some factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Some risks cannot be changed, such as age and family history.   There are also risk factors that can be changed. The following   actions may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer:

  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Be physically active as part of everyday life
  • Eat a diet high in fibre (including vegetables and fruit)
  • Quit smoking and stop using tobacco products

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