These Habits Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer, also known as the colon cancer is one type of deadly cancer. However, experts say that cancer can be prevented by doing some good habits.

"Colorectal cancer can be prevented significantly by screening and early detection," said James Yoo, assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a university news release.

Yoo gives some points to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer:

- Perform screening colorectal cancer at the early age of 50 years if you are a person with a normal risk. But if you fall into the high risk of having a family history of colorectal cancer or other types of colon cancer, do the screening before the age of 50 years.

- Eat 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day from fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole-grain bread or cereal. You also need to have a low-fat diet for colorectal cancer has been associated with a diet high in saturated fat. Also, make sure you eat foods containing folic acid, such as green leaves.

- If you are consuming alcohol, limit your alcohol intake. Stop smoking. Alcohol consumption combined with tobacco is associated with colorectal cancer and a variety of other types of colon cancer.

- Exercise at least 20 minutes, three to four days each week. Light physical activity such as walking, gardening, or climbing stairs may help lower the risk of colorectal cancer.

- Consult your doctor if you notice any symptoms, such as blood in stool / feces, bowel changes, weight loss, unusual form of stool, abdominal pain, or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

- Keep your weight remains the ideal. Obesity can increase the risk of colorectal cancer.