Lifestyle changes in adulthood reduced the risk of colorectal cancer

According to a European study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, even small measures can be decisive in lowering the risk of bowel cancer.
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Cancer of the colon and rectum is linked to lifestyle, where physical inactivity, obesity, high alcohol consumption and smoking are among the important risk factors.

"The results of the study showed that changes that followed the health recommendations gave a lower probability, while lifestyle changes in the opposite direction gave a higher probability of getting colorectal cancer," says Edoardo Botteri, researcher at the Cancer Registry.

He points out that the study's results provide support for the fact that it is not too late to make good health-related changes in adulthood.

A review of the study was published in Dagens Medisin on 19 October 2022.

The full study can be read here: Changes in lifestyle and risk of colorectal cancer in  the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition