Prospective cohort study: lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer
Does following healthy living advice help?
- By: Helen Macdonald
Colorectal cancer is common. Better understanding of its links with our lifestyle might provide us with ideas about how to prevent or treat such cancers in the future.
Various isolated lifestyle factors, such as alcohol consumption or diet, have been linked to colorectal cancer. However, few studies have examined colorectal cancer and lifestyle factors as a package—for example, by looking at the combination of alcohol and diet. No one has examined the link between colorectal cancer and lifestyle recommendations—for example, safe alcohol consumption levels and recommended dietary allowances.
The authors explain this in the introduction section of the full paper. As the reader, it is important that the reason for the study is clear to you so that you can understand the importance and relevance of a research question to your practice or other learning needs.
At the end of the introduction to the full paper, and in the abstract,