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Sedentary Lifestyle Raises Chances of Colon Cancer

Times of India
12 March 2010
By Prithvijit Mitra
Kolkata, India

Almost 30% of human cancer is probably related to diet and nutrition, it has been found. A study has also pointed out that consumption of red meat combined with a sedentary lifestyle raised the chances of colon cancer by leading to an energy imbalance.

“Epidemiological studies show that there is correlation between meat consumption and cancer of the colorectal region. Our findings show that consumption of 80 gm/day of red meat or processed meat (ham, salami, bacon) increases colorectal cancer risk by 25% and 67%, respectively. Colon cancer is commonest in the eastern parts of India and one of the reasons could be the non-vegetarian diet that contains a high proportion of red meat,” said Ritwik Pandey, a member of the medical team at NSCBCRI.

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