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How To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

August 13, 2018

Diet and exercise is always one of the top priorities when it comes to disease prevention, and it is not different for colorectal cancer.  The National Cancer Institute recommends a low-fat, high-fiber diet toward colorectal cancer prevention.  Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables throughout the day, and limit meat, eggs, and dairy product consumption because they are a main source for fat for most people.  Meanwhile, you can find your source of fiber in your vegetables and other whole grain products.  You also need to do enough exercise in order for it to be effective.  Aim for 30 minutes a day, for 5 days out of the week for a standard, healthy exercise routine.

There are also studies that suggest taking aspirin can help reduce size of precancerous polyps in the colon, thus reducing the risk of colon cancer. Along with other benefits of aspirin, you might definitely want to consider taking an aspirin a day.  However, before beginning your regimen, you need to consult your doctor first.

Finally, screening and early detection is extremely important when it comes to preventing colorectal cancer because it is one of the more treatable forms of cancer.  Detecting precancerous polyps can essentially prevent the cancer from developing by removing the colon polyps.

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