Preventing colorectal cancer: New report updates dietary and activity recommendations
20. 09. 2017 | ecancer.org
The WCRF has just published an extensive report  summarising all published studies of the links between specific lifestyle factors and the risk of developing colorectal cancer. This report, which updates those published earlier [2, 3] with the inclusion of newer research, collates results from 99 studies that together include over 29 million adult participants, over 247,000 of whom developed colorectal cancer.
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The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is an international network of cancer charities that funds research into the relationship between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer with an aim of providing authoritative and up-to-date information on how to minimise the risk of developing the main types of cancer. It runs an ongoing Continuous Update Project , collating all authoritative epidemiological research on diet, exercise and cancer incidence for 17 different cancer types plus breast cancer survivors. This evidence is analysed and interpreted by a panel of international experts and published as a set of expert reports; the full body of this published evidence then feeds into updates of the WCRF’s comprehensive but concise Cancer Prevention Recommendations .
- World Cancer Research Fund International / American Institute for Cancer Research. Continuous Update Project Report. Diet, nutrition, physical activity and colorectal cancer. 2017. Available at http://wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/continuous-update-project-findings-reports/colorectal-bowel-cancer.
- World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Continuous Update Project Report. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer. 2011. Available at http://www.wcrf.org/sites/default/files/Colorectal-Cancer-2011-Report.pdf
- World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. 2007. Available at http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/continuous-update-project-cup/second-expert-report
- Continuous Update Project (World Cancer Research Fund International)
- Cancer Prevention Recommendations (World Cancer Research Fund International)