10/27/2010 // Denmark // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk

Denmark – Risks of colorectal cancer may be reduced by a healthy lifestyle. As reported by WebMD Health News, researchers at the Institute for Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, Denmark, found that making healthy lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating healthy foods to develop a healthy regimen overall, may reduce colorectal cancer risks by 23 percent.

Lead researcher Helene Kirkegaard and the team are quoted in the report as writing of their findings, “Colorectal cancer is predominantly a disease of Westernized countries, indicating that components of a Western lifestyle may contribute to risk… Our study reveals the useful public health message that even modest differences in lifestyle might have a substantial impact on colorectal cancer risk and emphasizes the importance of continuing vigorous efforts to convince people to follow the lifestyle recommendations.”

More information about the study may be found in the online publication of the BMJ.

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