Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer!
Eating whole grains daily and ramping up activity levels can reduce the risk for colorectal/colon cancer, according to a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). On the flipside, consuming red meat and processed meat increases the risk, as does drinking two or more alcoholic beverages per day.
@mithila In the current report, the researchers looked at how diet, weight, and physical activity affected the risk for colorectal cancer. They analyzed 99 studies, which comprised more than 29 million adults and over 247,000 cases of colorectal cancer. For factors that lowered the risk for disease, there was strong evidence (convincing) that being physically active decreases the risk for colon cancer (but no evidence for rectal cancer). There was also strong evidence (probable) that consuming whole grains, food rich in dietary fiber, taking calcium supplements, and consuming dairy products decreased the risk for colorectal cancer. In addition, limited evidence suggested that consuming foods containing vitamin C, eating fish, and taking a multivitamin and vitamin D could also reduce the risk.