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Recommendations

The Second Expert Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, features eight general and two special Recommendations. These Recommendations are being kept current through the Continuous Update Project. The 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention are listed below.

Click on each Recommendation to find out more about it.

Chapter 12 of the Report features the Recommendations in detail as does the Report summary. Both can be accessed from our resource downloads section.

Body fatness

Body fatness

Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.

Physical Activity

Physical activity

Be physically active as part of everyday life.

Foods and drink that promote weight gain

Foods and drink that promote weight gain

Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks.

Eat mostly foods of plant origin

Plant foods

Eat mostly foods of plant origin.

Animal foods

Animal foods

Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.

Alcoholic drinks

Alcoholic drinks

Limit alcoholic drinks.

Preservation, processing, preparation

Preservation, processing, preparation

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

Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements

Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.

Cancer survivors

Cancer survivors

Follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.

The policy implications of the recommendations are explored in the Policy Report.