Two other risk factors for bowel cancer includes smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol.
Around seven out of 100 bowel cancer cases are linked to smoking, but this risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked every day.
As for alcohol consumption, around six out of 100 bowel cancer cases are connected to this lifestyle choice.
The charity clarified: “Having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean that you will definitely get bowel cancer.”
Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk