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Colorectal cancer has been linked to the use of alcohol. It is best not to drink alcohol. If people do drink, they should have no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
If you are not physically active, you have a greater chance of developing colorectal cancer. Moderate to vigorous physical activity can help reduce your risk.
People who have smoked for a long time are more likely than people who don't smoke to develop and die from colorectal cancer. If you use any form of tobacco, stop! We can help.
Diet choices can also impact colorectal cancer risk. A diet that’s high in red meats (such as beef, lamb, or liver) and processed meats (hot dogs and some luncheon meats) can increase risk.
Cooking meats at very high temperatures (frying, broiling, or grilling) creates chemicals that might increase cancer risk, too, but it's not clear how much this might contribute to an increase in colorectal cancer risk.
Diets high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, and that limit or avoid red and processed meats and sugary drinks, probably lowers risk of colorectal cancer.
See the American Cancer Society guideline for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention.