About our Diet and Cancer Report

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

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is the leading authority on the links between diet, weight and physical activity, and cancer prevention and survival. The launch of our Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, brings together the very latest research in this area.

Our panel of world-renowned independent experts from across the globe have reviewed decades of evidence and from their conclusions have developed the most reliable cancer prevention advice currently available. This is summarised in our Cancer Prevention Recommendations, which, when followed together, represent the most reliable blueprint available for living healthily to reduce cancer risk.

Dr Kate Allen, WCRF’s Executive Director of Science & Public Affairs, said: “Our research shows it’s unlikely that specific foods or nutrients are important single factors in causing or protecting against cancer. Rather, different patterns of diet and physical activity throughout life combine to make you more or less susceptible to cancer. Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations work together as a blueprint to beat cancer that people can trust, because they are based on evidence that has now proved consistent for decades.”

We are committed to giving you the most up-to-date and authoritative information about cancer prevention and survival, enabling you to make healthy lifestyle choices in your daily lives to reduce cancer risk. So we have also launched a brand new, online Cancer Health Check. By answering some simple questions about lifestyle, you can see which areas you are doing well in, and which areas you could make changes in, to reduce your cancer risk.