Our cancer prevention recommendations
Cutting out high-calorie foods and sugary drinks. Getting your five daily portions of fruit and veg. 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, our advice is practical and simple to understand.
Keep your weight as low as you can within the healthy range
Limit high-calorie foods and avoid sugary drinks
Eat a wide variety of wholegrains, vegetables, fruit and pulses such as beans
Eat no more than 500g (cooked weight) a week of red meat and eat little, if any, processed meat
If you do, limit alcoholic drinks and follow national guidelines
Limit your intake to less than 6g a day by adding less salt and eating less food processed with salt
Eat a healthy diet rather than relying on supplements to protect against cancer
If you can, breastfeed your baby for six months before adding other foods