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How can I prevent from getting bowel cancer?

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In brief: Prevention of bowel cancer

There is evidence that taking the following steps can help to reduce your risk of getting bowel cancer.



• Try to do 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate exercise over a week in bouts of 10 minutes or more. You can do this by carrying out 30 minutes on at least five days each week. Alternatively, you can do 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity.
• Eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
• Cut down on the amount of processed and red meat you eat.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Eat foods high in fibre such as wholegrain bread, cereals and pasta.
• If you smoke, quit.

In brief: Prevention of bowel cancer

There is evidence that taking the following steps can help to reduce your risk of getting bowel cancer.



• Try to do 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate exercise over a week in bouts of 10 minutes or more. You can do this by carrying out 30 minutes on at least five days each week. Alternatively, you can do 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity.
• Eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
• Cut down on the amount of processed and red meat you eat.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Eat foods high in fibre such as wholegrain bread, cereals and pasta.
• If you smoke, quit.
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