Useful reading for health professionals

Quick links to expert scientific content on key cancer and diet topics, plus links to relevant charities and other organisations.

World Cancer Research Fund expertise

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective

The world’s largest, most authoritative and up-to-date source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survivorship through diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations

WCRF’s 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations are based on the latest scientific research about how to reduce cancer risk.

Energy balance and body fatness. The determinants of weight gain, overweight and obesity

This webpage presents information, evidence and judgements on exposures that increase or decrease the risk of weight gain, overweight and obesity.

Policy reports

Read our latest publications on key issues relating to the wider implementation of effective policies to promote healthy diets, and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Cancer trends and statistics

The increasing cancer burden is due to several factors, including population growth and ageing, as well as the changing prevalence of certain causes of cancer linked to social and economic development including diet, nutrition and physical activity. Learn about global cancer trends and statistics.

Other organisations

Breast Cancer Now

“We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future”

Bowel Cancer UK

“We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease”

Cancer Research UK

“We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured”

Penny Brohn UK

“Penny Brohn UK is a national charity, funded by public donations, that provides free, integrative care to everyone living with cancer, before, during and after treatment”