Unhealthy lifestyle increases risk of colorectal cancer

The findings were presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2017 being held at McCormick Place in Chicago from May 6 to 9. Burke and colleagues developed the online survey to provide respondents information about their colorectal cancer risk based upon self-reported personal and family history of colorectal cancer and polyps.

The survey generates suggestions for each participant to modify risk factors through screening as well as lifestyle and dietary changes. The five-minute web-based questionnaire asks respondents about age, gender, ethnicity, height, weight, dietary factors, smoking history, physical activity, personal and family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, and adherence to screening.

The results showed that respondents who exercised more, followed a healthy diet and did not smoke were less likely to have a personal history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps.

Source: dailyhunt

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