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Will eating a healthier diet reduce my risk for colon cancer?

Yes, eating a healthy diet will reduce your risk of all cancers, including colon cancer.  Choosing a diet high in plant-based protein sources and limiting the amount of animal-based protein sources is your best defense in reducing your risk of cancer.  For more information on food, nutriton, and cancer, visit the American Institute of Cancer Research at www.aicr.org
Colon cancer prevention diet recommendations to get you started include:
Plant based protein sources
HIgh fiber diet of 30-35 grams per day
64 ounces of water daily
Recommended daily allowance of calcium of vitamin D daily. 

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