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Can diet and exercise prevent colorectal cancer?

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Eating a healthy diet and being active may lower your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The National Cancer Institute recommends a low-fat, high-fiber diet that includes at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Major sources of fat include meat, eggs, dairy products, and oils used in cooking and salad dressings. To add fiber, eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

From: Preventing Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ)."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ)."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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