Is your lifestyle putting you at colorectal cancer risk?


From recent research, it was inferred that living a healthy life is key to tarrying colorectal cancer.
The risk assessment survey for the colon cancer carried out by Cleveland Clinic showed that respondents who do more exercise, have a healthy diet and abstain from smoking have a greater chance of not having colon polyps and colorectal cancer.
The risk analysis conducted online, which has over 27,000 responses from different people around the world, accentuates the mutable risk factors, such as lifestyle and diet behaviors, divulged by patients who do not even have any personal history of colon polyps and colorectal cancer.
It was also deduced by the research team from what the respondents stated that below 10 percent ate at least five fruits, grains and vegetables every day and only around 25 percent exercised for at least 30 minutes four times a week. According to the to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, it was further discovered that just 36 percent of the respondents did the current colorectal screening regularly.
According to Carol A. Burke, the investigator, he said the colon cancer is avertable. He said the results obtained affirmed that some factors could reduce the risk. He further said although patients with the Colon Cancer has reduced in the United States over the years, the results obtained say the preventive tips have not been adhered with.
The purpose of the online survey developed by Burke and his colleagues is to provide information to respondents about the risks of colorectal cancer based on documented reports of the personal history of colorectal cancer and polyps.
The findings by Burke and co-investigator David Dornblaser were presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017 in two different analyses.
From the results obtained, it was observed that the whites and females are advocates for the colorectal cancer screening. They carried out all preventive tips, like abstinence from smoking, eating lots of fruits and plant-based diets, and did more exercise than those who didn’t take the tips seriously.
The data also pointed out that respondents that are first-degree patients of colorectal cancer and polyps were considerably more likely to cohere to screening: 35.7 percent were coherent with the screening, unlike the 19.4 percent of participants who weren’t coherent because they weren’t a first-degree patient.