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What to Do to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Abundant fruit and vegetables, as well as a healthy food regimen
Starchy foods
Quality healthy fats and oils
Reduce the consumption of animal products to a minimum
Eat more lycopene-containing foods as they help the body to limit cancer growth
Regular exercise

Lycopene belongs to the carotenoids and is a red dye that occurs in tomatoes and other red fruits, such as red grapefruits or watermelons. Basically, every fruit or vegetable which has a reddish or pink hue contains lycopene. Lycopene is a precursor of vitamin A in the body and has a wide range of possible applications in cancer prevention and in the prevention of degenerative diseases, such as heart disease.

High Lycopene Levels Also Fight Against Cervical Cancer

A study conducted by the University of Illinois has investigated the lycopene levels in women and found that women with the highest lycopene values were less likely to develop cervical cancer.

Lycopene – A Miracle?

Lycopene is an antioxidant and there is evidence that lycopene can also reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. The efficacy of lycopene could be demonstrated with other types of cancers as well.
A study conducted by the China Medical University’s Department of Nutrition shows that the antioxidant lycopene can prevent the proliferation of colorectal cancer cells.