You can lower your risk of colorectal cancer by eating whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice, every day. The more whole grains you consume, the lower your risk of the disease! This is according to a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
This is the first time that the AICR and WCRF have found a link between eating whole grains and a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Read on to find out what other factors can lower - as well as increase - your risk of colorectal, according to the report…
Whole grains, fibre and physical activity are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer
To reach their findings, the researchers evaluated scientific research worldwide on how diet, weight and physical activity affects colorectal cancer
risk. In total, they evaluated 99 studies, including data on 29m people of whom over 250,000 were diagnosed with colorectal cancer
They found that eating approximately three servings (more or less 90 g) of whole grains daily reduces the risk of colorectal cancer
by 17%. This supports previous research that’s linked fibre consumption to a lower risk of colorectal cancer
The researchers also found that people who are more physically active have a lower risk of colorectal cancer than those who do very little physical activity. However, this reduced risk was only apparent for colon cancer
, not renal cancer.
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In contrast, processed meats are linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer
Other research published in Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Colorectal Cancer
has found that eating processed meats, such as bacon and hotdogs, regularly can increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
The same report found that eating high amounts of red meat (above 500 g cooked weight a week) like beef or pork, consuming two or more alcoholic drinks (containing 30 g alcohol) like wine or beer per day, or being overweight
or obese can also increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
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