It was my job to disseminate research findings about colorectal cancer.
Gaining fat around your belly is one of the worse areas of the body to add fat; this increase in belly fat can lead to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancers like breast cancer and colorectal cancer and diabetes.
A 2009 study in the Annals of Epidemiology went so far as to say vitamin D supplementation can prevent over 50,000 cases of breast cancer and 49,000 cases of colorectal cancer each year.
For the colorectal cancer component of the study, lowering fat intake did not demonstrate a decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Lack of fiber in a diet can lead to constipation, and may increase risk of certain diseases including heart disease and colorectal cancer.