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What are the lifestyle risk factors for colorectal cancer?

Studies show that lifestyle factors can increase a person’s risk for colorectal cancer. People who eat a diet high in fat and red meat, but low in vegetables and fruits may be at an increased risk for colon cancer. Also, smoking, obesity and excessive alcohol intake may also put someone at a higher risk.

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