Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations
Cutting out high-calorie foods. Drinking less alcohol. Losing weight. What changes could you make to reduce your risk of getting cancer? Based on the latest scientific research, our advice is practical and simple to understand.
Be a healthy weight
Keep your weight within the healthy range and avoid weight gain in later life
Avoid high-calorie foods
Limit consumption of fast foods and other processed foods high in fat or sugar
Limit consumption of red and processed meat
Eat no more than three portions of red meat a week and eat little, if any, processed meat
Don't drink alcohol
If you do, limit alcoholic drinks and follow national guidelines
Supplements won't prevent cancer
Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle rather than taking supplements to protect against cancer
Smoking and excess sun
In addition to the above recommendations, not smoking and avoiding other exposure to tobacco and excess sun are also important in reducing cancer risk.