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How can diet cause colorectal cancer?

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Diet can raise the odds of colorectal cancer, but it’s unclear why. People who eat lots of fruits and vegetables seem to have a lower risk. Many studies say animal fat and protein promote the cancer, but researchers are cautious about making definite conclusions. Some studies show that regularly eating red meat raises risk, but others don’t. And some scientists note that fats and protein cooked at high temperatures can produce potentially carcinogenic substances linked to colorectal cancer.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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