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Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations

Our analysis of global research shows that about a third of the most common cancers are preventable through a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.

Click on our Cancer Prevention Recommendations below to find out more about them.

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Body fatness

Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.

Father giving son piggyback

Physical activity

Be physically active as part of everyday life.

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Foods & drinks that promote weight gain

Limit consumption of energy-dense foods & avoid sugary drinks.

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Plant foods

Eat mostly foods of plant origin.

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Animal foods

Limit intake of red meat & avoid processed meat.

A Man holding a glass of wine

Alcoholic drinks

Limit alcoholic drinks.

Salt Shaker with salt

Preservation, processing & preparation

Limit consumption of salt & avoid mouldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes).

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Dietary supplements

Aim to meet your nutritional needs through diet alone.

Newborn sucks mother's breast, breastfeeding and cancer prevention


Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.

Multi-generation family walking through woods

Cancer survivors

Follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.