Frequently Asked Questions
8. Does diet play a role in colorectal cancer?
Diet may be associated with a risk of developing colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer occurs more frequently in populations that consume a diet high in fat, protein, calories, alcohol, and both red and white meat, and low in calcium and folate, than in populations that consume a low-fat, high-fiber diet. However, the link between diet and colorectal cancer is not firmly established.