Our Global Network is dedicated to funding research and health education programmes into the links between food, nutrition, physical activity, body fatness and cancer risk.
To find out more about statistics relating to breast cancer see the WCRF International website
The research team at Imperial College London produced the updated systematic literature review (SLR) of evidence on food, nutrition and physical activity in relation to the prevention of breast cancer in 2008.
The review added 81 papers and updated meta-analyses for body mass index, abdominal fatness, adult attained height, alcohol and dietary fibre.
The Expert Panel considered the updated evidence and agreed that the updated CUP findings confirmed the convincing and probable conclusions of the Second Expert Report for breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer 2010 Report updates the breast cancer section of the Second Expert Report (section 7.10) and is based on the findings of the 2008 SLR and the Expert Panel discussion.
The updated SLR and report, as well as the protocol can be downloaded from our resource downloads section.
Conclusions from the updated evidence for breast cancer
The Panel's judgements for factors graded convincing and probable are shown below. Further details on other factors can be found in the Breast Cancer 2010 Report. Information on how the Panel judged the evidence can be found in Appendix 1 of the report, and further details in chapter 3 of the Second Expert Report.
Three journal papers based on the latest evidence in the CUP database have been published.
As part of the CUP, the evidence for breast cancer survivors is being considered and the CUP Panel will discuss the evidence in June 2013. For more information, see Achievements and future plans.