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.
For cancer prevention, keep your weight as low as you can within the healthy range
Research shows that being physically active or exercising has a direct role in preventing cancer
Limit your consumption of high-calorie foods and avoid sugary drinks like cola and energy drinks
Eat a wide variety of wholegrains, vegetables, fruit and pulses such as beans and lentils
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 liquids and foods