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What can you eat to prevent colorectal cancer?

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If you are overweight, you’re more likely to get this cancer. Do you eat lots of red or processed meat? That can play a role. So can chemicals called nitrates, which are often added to lunch meat, ham, hot dogs, and bacon. You should also cut back on meats that are fried, broiled, or grilled over an open flame. When animal products cook at high temperatures, they form chemicals that cause cancer. Make sure any meat you eat doesn’t burn, and skip the blackened or charred parts. To lower your risk, eat foods with fiber, especially whole grains. Calcium and vitamin D may also protect you.

From: Can Food Help Prevent Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Common questions about diet and cancer,” “Diet and activity factors that affect risks for certain cancers,” “Food additives, safety, and organic foods.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk,” “Garlic and Cancer Prevention,” “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Common questions about diet and cancer,” “Diet and activity factors that affect risks for certain cancers,” “Food additives, safety, and organic foods.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk,” “Garlic and Cancer Prevention,” “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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