Most Common Bowel Cancer Risk Factors

  • Being overweight
  • Having a diet high in red/processed meat
  • Being aged 60+ (80% of bowel cancer is in this age group)
  • Having a diet low in fibre
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Having ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s
  • Having a family history of bowel cancer
  • Having bowel cancer previously, or polyps

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