The colorectal cancer can reduce the risk of

The German cancer research center (Deutsches krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) with good news: The individual’s colon cancer risk can be significantly reduced, and even if it is due to hereditary carries a higher risk of the disease. A healthy life style and the perception of checkups are important.

A long-term study of the DKFZ with its more than 7,500 people found that of a hundred men, who had on the basis of genetic characteristics of a “medium” risk for colorectal cancer, within the next 30 years, an average of 7.4 percent of colorectal cancer patients. Among men who lived healthier and a colonoscopy to perform were, it was only 1.9 percent. In women, this effect was also observed, although somewhat less pronounced.

Even with a genetic predisposition, lässt, the risk is lower

"The most important result of our study was that even in people with increased genetic risk verringerte&quot the risk of developing a disease, actually cancer of the colon, by colonoscopy and a healthy life-style dramatically;, Dr. Prudence Carr said first author of the study, in the journal "Gastroenterology" was published.

In the case of a colonoscopy, detection of not only cancer, but also its precursors. These can be removed during the procedure directly, thereby reducing the risk of cancer is crucial is reduced. In addition, there are risk factors that everyone can control: Smoking, Obesity, diet and lack of exercise. Those who opt for a healthy lifestyle and cancer screening is, it does so also in the case of unfavorable genes to prevent colon cancer.