In 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research issued a 500-page report on cancer prevention. Scientists in the report made a number of key basic recommendations that could substantially reduce your risk of contracting cancer. And yet, although this information has been around for years, people still don't stick to them. Read on to discover what these recommendations are so you can reduce your cancer risk - starting today!
According to a report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, the number of people with cancer worldwide will double by 2030.
Although this is the case, “researchers acknowledged that diet and lifestyle play major roles in the development of cancer,” writes Kerry Bone in Nutrition & Healing.
As a result, they made recommendations that could considerably slash this number and reduce your cancer risk.
Seven ways to substantially cut your cancer risk
Leading scientists involved in the report recommended you do the following to reduce your cancer risk:
Reduce body fat: Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.
Be physically active as part of everyday life.
Limit your consumption of energy dense foods and sugary drinks that promote weight gain.
Eat mostly foods of plant origin including fruits, vegetables and relatively unprocessed cereal grains.
Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meats. These increase your risk of colon cancer.
Limit alcoholic drinks. Alcohol puts you at a higher risk of breast cancer.
Limit consumption of salt, it’s related to stomach cancer. Also limit mouldy foods like blue cheese to reduce your risk of liver cancer.
There you have it. Use these tips to help reduce your cancer risk.
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