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Colorectal Cancer Alcohol:
The Influence of Exercise, Red Meat and Alcohol on Colorectal Cancer
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - July 11, 2009
Cancer Alcohol: Recent research suggests you can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer ( colon cancer and rectal cancer ) by increasing exercise and
decreasing red meat and alcohol.
A high intake of red and processed meats, smoking and diabetes each were associated with a 20
percent increase in the risk of colorectal cancer. People who
exercised the most had a 20 percent decreased risk of colorectal cancer compared to those that don’t
People who averaged a drink a day or more had a 60 percent higher risk of colorectal
Reference Source: International Journal of Cancer, July 1, 2009.
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Processed meats include sandwich and canned meats. Processed meats often contain
nitrites and nitrates which are known risk factors for colon cancer. If you choose to consume these meats read the
ingredient labels and try to find preservative free (nitrate and nitrite free) meats. It’s healthier to use whole
meats cooked at home and sliced for your sandwich.
The fats in red meat stimulate the production of inflammation
chemicals in your body. The inflammation chemicals stimulate the growth of most cancers. Red meat sources include
beef and swine. Healthier choices of red meat include free range sources.
Sugars in red meat increase the risk of several
Beer and distilled drinks appear to increase the risk of colon
cancer to a greater extent than other alcoholic drinks. Beer causes a higher rate of colorectal cancer than
wine. Consuming more than 30 gm of alcohol each day appears to increase the risk of colorectal
Cancer Detection and
International Journal of Cancer
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About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps
his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He
writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer.
You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by
calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more
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