6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Bowel Cancer

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Bowel cancer is the result of the cell lining in your bowels getting damaged and growing uncontrollably, creating a tumor.

While there are several different reasons for the occurrence of bowel cancer, your diet and lifestyle can be considered as primary factors. Here are a few ways that will help you reduce bowel cancer risk.

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1) LIMIT RED & PROCESSED MEATS

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It has been confirmed by evidence that consuming a lot of red meat and processed meat can increase the chances of a person to suffer from bowel cancer. Reducing the consumption of red meat and avoiding the consumption of processed meat is very good for health and will also reduce the chances of you suffering from bowel cancer.

2) HEALTHY FIBER DIET PLAN

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Fiber has a key role to play in any healthy diet plan and also reduces bowel cancer risk. Fiber is responsible to keep whatever you eat moving through the digestive system, without much difficulty.

3) OBESITY AND CANCER RISK

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Estimates state that 11 out of every 100 people suffering from bowel cancer are either overweight or obese. If you are carrying extra weight around the waist or you have a BMI that tips the scale the risk of you suffering from bowel cancer is high.

4) KEEP YOUR WEIGHT IN CHECK

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The more physically active you are the less is the risk of you suffering from bowel cancer. An active lifestyle can help you keep your body weight in check and keeps you energetic.

5) AVOID ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

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Consumption of alcohol can be linked to several types of cancer, including bowel cancer. It is recommended that we avoid alcohol consumption as a whole not only to prevent the occurrence of cancer but also as a way to keep our overall health in good shape. At the least make sure to have two alcohol-free days in a week. It is preferable to keep your alcohol consumption below 14 units spread over a week.

6) KEEPING YOURSELF HYDRATED

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Your body requires a minimum of 1.6 to 2 liters of fluids every day to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated. The optimal choices of fluids for your body would be water and low-fat milk. It is better to avoid sugar as much as possible, even fruit juices. Water and fiber are the best combinations to keep one’s bowels healthy and safe from cancer.

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