Advertisement

How should I eat to avoid colorectal cancer?

Dr. Kathleen Wolin, ScD
Preventive Medicine Specialist

Eating red meat increases colon cancer risk so instead of red or processed meat, choose other sources of proteins like beans and legumes or fish.  Obesity is also a risk factor for colon cancer so making dinner choices that fill you up without a lot of calories is actually helping decrease colon cancer risk by avoiding weight gain. 

Continue Learning about Colon Cancer Prevention

Will getting more folic acid decrease my risk for colon cancer?
Dr. Daniel R. Spogen, MDDr. Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Getting more folic acid does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer. A meta-analysis shows th...
More Answers
Can exercise help prevent colon cancer?
Randall Holcombe, MDRandall Holcombe, MD
Physical inactivity increases your risk of developing colon and rectal cancer. The American Cancer S...
More Answers
Is Color Cancer Preventable?
Is Color Cancer Preventable?
What Other Screening Tools Besides Colonoscopy Are There for Colon Cancer?
What Other Screening Tools Besides Colonoscopy Are There for Colon Cancer?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.