Our cancer prevention recommendations
Cutting out high-calorie foods and sugary drinks. Drinking less alcohol. Losing weight.
What changes could you make to your life to reduce your risk of getting cancer?
Based on the latest scientific research about how to prevent cancer, our advice is practical and simple to understand.
Keep your weight within the healthy range and avoid weight gain in later life
Eat a wide variety of wholegrains, vegetables, fruit and pulses such as beans
Limit consumption of fast foods and other processed foods high in fat or sugar
Eat no more than three portions of red meat a week and eat little, if any, processed meat
Drink mostly water and unsweetened drinks
If you do, limit alcoholic drinks and follow national guidelines
Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle rather than taking supplements to protect against cancer
If you can, breastfeed your baby for six months before adding other liquids and foods