Reducing Bowel Cancer Risk 

While no cancer is completely preventable, 
it is estimated that changes in diet and physical activity 
could reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by up to 75%

Convincing evidence that higher levels of physical activity protect against colon (not rectal) cancer. Bowel Cancer_physical activity 

Diet Lifestyle dietary fibre
Convincing evidence
that consumption of foods containing dietary fibre protect against bowel cancer. 

Evidence that consumption of garlicmilk, and calcium,
probably protect against
bowel cancer.
Diet Lifestyle garlic milk 400

Diet Lifestyle fruit vegetables 400 Limited suggestive evidence that consumption of non-starchy vegetablesfruits, or foods containing vitamin D in general protect against bowel cancer. 

  Bowel Cancer Australia provides a Nutrition Advisory Service.
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Convincing evidence that consumption of red meat 
and processed meat are causes
of bowel cancer.
Convincing evidence that 
body fatness and  abdominal 
fatness are causes of
bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer_Red Meat

Diet Lifestyle alcohol 400 Evidence that consumption of alcoholic drinks is a cause of bowel cancer is convincing for men and probably for women. 

Limited suggestive evidence that consumption of foods
containing ironanimal fatssugars or cheese are in
general a cause of bowel cancer.
Diet Lifestyle cheese 400

Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline
Bowel Cancer Australia Nutrition Lifestyle Challenge
Bowel Cancer Australia Risk and Screening Pathway
Bowel Cancer Australia Diet and Lifestyle