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Reducing the risk of Bowel Cancer

Recent news reports have suggested that reducing the amount of red and processed meat you eat can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.  This has actually been known for some time and while most things, including the odd slice of bacon or sausage, are fine if enjoyed in moderation the best way to reduce your risk of cancer is to eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and fibre and to only drink in moderation.  Taking part in regular physical activity is also known to reduce the risk of some cancers but by far and away the most important risk factor for cancer is smoking and it is never too late to give up.  Even people who give up later in life are more likely to live a longer and healthier life.

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There are many exciting events and challenges taking place in 2014. If you are interested in raising money for charity then you can find out more information on all the events that are coming up in our events section.


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