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Eating right for your colon

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- March is Nutrition Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Studies show that having a lot of fat in your diet contributes to the process that can cause colorectal cancer. On the other hand, a diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may help prevent it. Those are foods with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with Mallory Grassmuck, a registered dietitian with Summit Gastroenterology, about how we can get more fiber in our diets.

Guidelines for the general population say you should begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after age 50. You should talk with your doctor about starting screening earlier if you have a family history of the disease or other risk factors such as inflammatory bowel disease.

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