Six Habits That Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

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The American Institute for Cancer Research has identified 6 habits that significantly lower a person’s risk for colorectal cancer.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight and control belly fat, which is linked to colon cancer regardless of body weight.
  2. Exercise daily.
  3. Eat a fiber-rich diet (for every 10 grams of fiber in the daily diet, colon cancer risk drops by 10%)
  4. Reduce red meat consumption and eliminate processed meats, such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and deli meats.
  5. Avoid alcohol or limit intake to no more than two standard drinks a day for men and one for women.
  6. Go heavy on garlic.
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