6 Steps To Cut Colon Cancer Cases In Half

african american woman eating appleColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Research shows that Americans can prevent tens of thousands of colorectal cancer cases every year through diet, physically activity and weight management, say experts at the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR).

“By making a few changes in what you eat and drink, and getting at least 30 minutes of activity in every day, you have the power to significantly lower your risk of developing colorectal cancer,” says Alice Bender, MS, RDN, AICR’s Head of Nutrition Programs. “We estimate that about 63,000 cases in the United States every year wouldn’t have to happen if everyone were to make these lifestyle adjustments and stay a healthy weight.”

For National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Bender shares six evidence-based steps to reduce your risk.