The American Cancer Society recently released six ways to lower the risk of colon cancer.
Colon cancer is one of the more common cancers, the American Cancer Society reported, with about 1 in 20 Americans developing colon cancer. People who are diagnosed with colon cancer are typically older than 50.
The society believes regular exercise; limiting alcohol intake; getting screened for colon cancer; eating lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains; watching your weight; and not drinking alcohol will lower the risk of developing colon cancer.
Making these lifestyle changes can also help lower the risks of other cancers, heart disease and diabetes.