Cancer Prevention

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How to Prevent Cancer

Recommendations from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention July 2004:

  1. Maximum Body Mass Index of 25 (daily moderate exercise plus weekly vigorous exercise)
  2. Eat 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  3. Eat 7 or more complex carbohydrates per day
  4. Decrease processed food and refined sugars
  5. Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day for women and 2 per day for men
  6. Limit red meat to 3 ounces or less daily
  7. Decrease fatty foods, particularly, animal fats
  8. Limit intake of salt
  9. Eliminate tobacco use
Women who adopted 6 out of these guidelines were 35% less likely to develop cancer and 43% less likely to die from cancer than those who followed 1 or less of these recommendations.