It is an established fact: the food we eat can have a major influence on the development or progression of disease.

Only last year we learned that eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day correlated with a 28% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, not to mention a 31% reduction in the risk of premature death.

The reduction in cancer risk, meanwhile, was 13%.

In this article, we look at the best foods to prevent and fight bowel cancer – the fourth most common cancer in the UK.