2016-06-16 17:37:36 UTC

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) 105: Prevention

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Along with getting tested regularly, healthy life choices are usually recommended as the best way to lower your risk of colorectal cancer. 

Here’s how you can help lower your risk:

  • Do not smoke.
  • Eat more foods that are high in fiber, such as whole grains, fruits and veggies.
  • Eat more cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. 
  • Raise calcium intake with low-fat milk, shellfish, salmon and calcium supplements with vitamin D.
  • Eat less fats, oils, butter and red meat.
  • Limit your intake of charcoal-broiled foods, and skip salt-cured foods. 
  • Get active.
  • Keep your weight in the normal range.
  • Limit alcohol intake.

© AGA, September 2017

©AGA, July 2016

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