New ‘Reduce Your Cancer Risk’ booklet available now

28 August 2015 | News, Healthy living

A new, improved version of World Cancer Research Fund’s flagship publication, Reduce Your Cancer Risk – 10 Ways to a Healthier You, is now available free online.

The booklet outlines our ten Cancer Prevention Recommendations, and is packed with tips and advice on simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help reduce your risk of cancer.

Sarah James, World Cancer Research Fund’s Health Information Publications Manager, said: “One in two people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, but we are not powerless – about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through a healthy diet, physical activity and weight management.

“The Cancer Prevention Recommendations presented here are all based on robust, up-to-date scientific research from around the world. Following them will give you the best chance of living a life free from the disease.”

The ten recommendations include avoiding high-calorie foods and sugary drinks, enjoying more grains, vegetables, fruits and beans, and limiting the consumption of red meat and alcohol.

However, Sarah stresses that diet and lifestyle changes don’t have to be extreme in order to be effective, and that following even one of the recommendations will lessen a person’s risk of cancer.

“Your health could benefit by simply reshaping some of your habits and everyday routines,” she said. “Take red meat – we acknowledge that it can form part of a healthy, balanced diet, but we suggest eating less than 500 grams of it each week.  You could have four meals a week containing a medium-sized portion of red meat, and still be within this limit.”

A PDF version of Reduce Your Cancer Risk – 10 Ways to a Healthier You can be downloaded for free from our Publications & resources section. A hard copy is available for £0.50 plus p&p from the World Cancer Research Fund’s online shop.

Will Finch | 28 August 2015