Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 1):S11-3
A case-control study on environmental and familial risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hong Kong: dietary determinants of colorectal cancer risk
JWC Ho, ST Yuen, TH Lam
Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital
1. The public should be educated on the importance of healthy eating and cooking habits as a means to prevent colorectal cancer. These include:
a. A diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in fat and salt;
b. Reduce cooking red meat by grilling or barbecuing and limit the use of cooking oil.
2. Advice from a dietician should be obtained in designing healthy and yet appetising recipes to be promoted and incorporated in school meals and home cooking.
3. A food-labelling policy should be enforced to inform consumers about the levels of important nutrients in the various food products.