Online shoppers who buy groceries over the internet via UK delivery services may be interested to hear that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
According to Deborah Gilbert, head of development at Bowel & Cancer Research, limiting red and processed meat and increasing the amount of fibre in a person's daily diet can lower the risk factors associated with the disease.
She was speaking after new figures released by Cancer Research UK revealed men's chances of getting bowel cancer in the UK have doubled since the mid 70s, with their lifetime risk increasing from around one in 29 to around one in 15.
For women, meanwhile, bowel cancer risk has risen by more than a quarter, going from one in 26 to one in 19, it added.
Despite this rise in its prevalence, Ms Gilbert said many people are still reluctant to take the test to find out whether they have the disease, especially men.
"There is also evidence that men tend to not comply because they would rather not know, and there is a fatalistic 'tempting fate' attitude. However, we would urge people to comply with the test as it could save their life," she stated.
Author: Paul Burn