Experts who reviewed study data on 29 million people found exercise and a plant-based diet can reduce the likelihood of colorectal cancer, while eating processed and red meat, drinking alcohol and smoking can increase the risk, according to a report from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. "When it comes to cancer there are no guarantees, but it's clear now there are choices you can make and steps you can take to lower your risk of colorectal and other cancers," said registered dietitian nutritionist Alice Bender of the AICR.
Experts: Healthy diet, exercise reduce colorectal cancer risk
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