The incidence of bowel or colon rectal cancer on the increase. It is the third most diagnosed cancer in the UK. Research has found that diet and lifestyle choices contribute to the development of colon rectal cancer. A preventative approach, eating healthier, losing weight if you are overweight, stopping smoking, reduced alcohol consumption, regular exercise, are all sensible strategies to adopt if they can help to reduce your chances of developing cancer. Recently, an eminent bowel surgeon who had seen many cases of colon rectal cancer made the following statement: ‘The high prevalence of the disease is associated with environmental factors, and is related to dietary factors – insufficient fibre and consumption of animal fat and protein, concluding that diet is the main cause of colon rectal cancer.