Eat Whole Grains and Protect Yourself from colorectal cancer

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A new research revealed that whole grains and regular exercise are the best solutions to reduce the risk of colon cancer. The limited amount of alcohol and meats can reduce the chances of colon cancer, study finds.

A new report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the Worlds Cancer Research Fund International revealed that three servings a day of whole grains, such as brown rice or whole wheat bread can lower the colon cancer risk by 17 percent.

The fourth most common cancer across the globe is colorectal cancer as well as the fourth deadliest form of cancer.

Researchers also said that consuming whole grains at greater amount can even provide more protection. They evaluated around 100 studies. About 250,000 participants were found with colon cancer from 29 million adult participants.

Dr. Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA said, “The extensive review of the scientific literature revealed that colorectal cancer is largely preventable through a healthy diet and lifestyle.”

Giovannucci also said that there are easy and powerful ways for reducing the colorectal cancer risks which include maintaining body weight, exercising daily, healthy diet and avoiding smoking. The researchers have suggested that eat little or no, processed meat like ham, bacon and hot dogs.

Obesity or overweight, drinking the higher amount of alcohol a day can lead to greater colorectal cancer risk. You should be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day.

 

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