The 12 Best Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

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Drink green tea

There have been reports that green tea can prevent cancer, but the data is conflicting.

A study published in 2011 of Chinese men found a 54% lower incidence of colorectal cancer in those who regularly drank green tea.

Research also is being done to determine green tea's role in preventing many other types of cancer, including lung and pancreatic. Although the jury is still out on whether the beverage can help cut cancer risk, green tea is safe—so drink up!

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