This meta-analysis of 303 studies on colorectal cancer found that: . . .

-Heavy drinkers have a 56% higher risk than light on nondrinkers
-Smokers have a 16% higher risk
-People who eat the most red meat and processed meat have a 20% higher than people who eat the least
-People who are obese have a 40% higher risk
-Diabetics have a 23% higher risk
-People who are the most physically active have a 20% lower risk than the least physically active people

  • Int J Cancer 2009;125:171-80

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