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.
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.
Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.
Be physically active as part of everyday life.
Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks.
Eat mostly foods of plant origin.
Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.
Limit alcoholic drinks.
Limit consumption of salt. Avoid mouldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes).
Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.
Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.
Follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.
The policy implications of the recommendations are explored in the Policy Report.