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The five lifestyle changes that can cut colorectal cancer risk by a third.

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Washington, April 6 (ANI): Changes in five lifestyle factors can help significantly reduce the incidences of colorectal cancer colorectal cancer

Malignant tumour of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Risk factors include age (after age 50), family history of colorectal cancer, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, benign polyps, physical inactivity, and a diet high in fat.
, especially among men.

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He also suggests that people consume at least five portions of fruit, vegetables, and fibre every day.

The third recommendation is to exercise at least 30 minutes on five or more days per week.

The experts also suggest that men should not to consume more than 21 units of alcohol per week, and women should restrict their intake to 15 units.

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 them, overweight and obesity should be reduced to rates of 20 years ago.

It was based on published studies that the researchers made projections to estimate how "reasonable" lifestyle changes would affect future rates of colorectal cancer.

Following their observations, the researchers came to the conclusion that such lifestyle changes may led to a 31.5 percent reduction in cases of colorectal cancer in men, and 18.4 percent fewer cases in women.

They say that most of the prevented cases would be in older age groups, considering that colorectal cancer most commonly occurs at age 50 or older.

However, the proportional reduction in risk would be larger at younger ages, the researchers add.

Prof. Parkin says that healthy changes in diet, exercise, alcohol use, and body weight could reduce the rate of colorectal cancer in the U.K. by about one-fourth, which is even greater than the reductions likely to be achieved by a proposed national screening program, estimated at 15 percent.

The researchers conclude: "The preventive interventions described in this study would save more deaths from other causes (cancer of the breast and upper GI tract, cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease
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, and diabetes) than from colorectal cancer."

The study appears in The European Journal European Journal is a weekly Deutsche Welle (DW) news program produced in English. It is broadcast from Brussels, Belgium and primarily covers political and economic developments across the European Union and the rest of Europe, as well as issues of particular concern to  of Cancer Prevntion. (ANI)

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