Diet & Cancer
Dietary Advice to Help Avoid Cancer

Diet Health - Diet Nutrition - Guide to Healthy Diet - Healthy Eating - Good Protein - Protein in Diet
Sodium in Diet - Dietary Fat - Good Fats to Eat - Carbs & Diet - Good Carbs - Diet Foods
Diets For Womens Health - Diets For Health Conditions - Healthy Weight Loss Program

In 1997 the World Cancer Research Fund published a report entitled: "Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a global perspective"

Here is a very short summary of it's main dietary recommendations.

1. Our diet should contain mostly foods of plant origin 
We should eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, together with pulses like beans and lentils, plus cereals, bread and potatoes (or rice, pasta). Too see the dietary and nutritional benefits of soybean, fruit and vegetables, see Diet Nutrition 

Red meat is best eaten only in small quantities. Ideally, think of meat as a side-dish or garnish to the main meal of vegetables, potatoes & breads.

2. Eat 5 or more portions of fruit & vegetables, every day
For best results, we should eat a wide variety of these foods.
Note: A portion = 80g / 3oz.

3. Eat 7+ portions of cereals, legumes, starchy-type foods and other plant food, every day
For example, choose 7 portions from: porridge, home-made muesli (containing wheat flakes, oats, rye flakes etc), other cereal, rice, bread, pasta, lentils, beans, potatoes, nuts and seeds.

For more details about grains and legumes,
click Vegetarian Guidelines.

Whenever possible, choose wholegrain or 'brown' varieties, like brown bread, brown rice and brown pasta.

4. Move away from meat, especially red meat

  • Switch to fish and free range poultry

  • Eat no more than 3oz of red meat (beef, pork, lamb) per day

  • Avoid smoked, barbecued and heavily processed meat

5. Eat less fat

  • Choose low fat options

  • Cook with less fat - don't fry, instead grill, boil, bake or roast.

  • Use oils which are low in saturated fat. Do not overheat.

High fat diets may increase the risk of cancers of the breast, lung, colon, prostate and rectum. Also they tend to cause people to put on weight and become obese. Unfortunately, obesity increases the risk of cancer of the breast, womb and kidney.

6. Alcohol consumption is not recommended
If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to less than 2 drinks/day (men) or 1/day (women).

1 drink = 8 grams of alcohol
i.e. 1/2 pint beer, one glass of wine - 8 glasses per bottle - or 1 spirit measure.

Alcoholic drinks increase the risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon and liver. They may also increase the risk of breast cancer.

If you want the nutritional benefits of wine, eat grapes! See: Fat & Resveratrol

7. Do not smoke!
Giving up smoking is the single most beneficial act we can take to protect ourselves against cancer as well as coronary heart disease. See also
Heart Disease

If you want to lose weight and stay healthy, follow the
Ann Weight Loss Diet Program

It's kind to your heart, helps protect against cancer and makes you feel GREAT.

Return to Weight Loss Tips
Return to Diet Nutrition
Diet Home


My System | Weight Loss Diet Program | 9 Diet Programs - Try Them All! | GI Diet | Low Carb Diet | Balanced Diet
Low Calorie Booster Diet | Cholesterol-Lowering Diet | Vegetarian Diet | Support | Weight Loss Forum
Our Weight Loss Community | Weight Management Program Information For Doctors
Weight Loss Help | Healthy Weight Advice | Health Risks of Obesity | Body Mass Index Chart | Obesity Information
Weight & Health Risks | Ideal Weight for Women | Ideal Weight for Men | Waist Circumference | Body Fat Percent
Body Fat & Health | Body Fat Calculators | Reduce Fat Belly | Obesity & Breast Cancer | What Causes Weight Gain
Hypothyroidism | Weight Loss Plateau | Healthy Cholesterol Level | How to Lower Cholesterol | Low Cholesterol Diet
Diabetes Diet | Diabetic Diet Questions | Eating Disorders | Food Cravings | Health & Weight Benefits of Exercise
Weight Loss Tips | Best Support Group | Easy Ways to Lose Weight | Lose Last 10 Pounds | Nutrition and Pregnancy
Lose Weight After Pregnancy | Weight Loss - Pregnancy | Mid-Life Weight Gain | Weight Control in Menopause
Menopause & Diet | Weight and Depression | Teen Weight Loss & Healthy Eating | Help For Overweight Children
Child Obesity | Weight Chart For Children | Weight Loss For Men | Fast Weight Loss | Raise Metabolism
Best Exercise to Burn Calories | Exercise and Calories Burned | Diet Pills | Weight Loss Drugs to Reduce Obesity
Bariatric Surgery | Gastrointestinal Surgery | Health Dangers of Bariatric Surgery | Health Dangers of Gastric Bypass
Weight Loss Programs | Articles | Weight Loss Questions | How to Reduce Weight | Weight Loss Advice
Healthy Diet Advice | Healthy Diets For Women | Reviews of Diets | Diet News | Fad Diets | Cabbage Soup Diet
Weight Watchers Diet | Low Fat Diet | Carbs and Diet | Dr Atkins Diet | South Beach Diet | Zone | Cider Vinegar Diet
Carbs Guide | Carbs & Blood Sugar | Carbs & Insulin | Carbohydrate Needs | Glycemic Index Guide | GI Diet Method
Low GI Foods | Glycemic Load | Diets For Health | Diet & Health | Diet For High Blood Pressure | Fibromyalgia Diet
Gluten-Free Diet | Irritable Bowel (IBS) Diet | Lactose-Free Diet | Best PCOS Diet | PMS Diet | Online Diet Plans
Food Digestion | Calories Index | Guide to Calorie Needs | Calorie Needs for Women | Calories & Weight Loss
Burn Calories and Lose Weight | Calories Used by Exercise | Calorie Savings | Diet Nutrition | Vegetarian Nutrition
Guide to Healthy Diet | Guide to Healthy Eating | Diet Foods | Diet Fat | Good Fat | Protein in Diet | Protein Needs
Good Protein | Good Carbs | Dietary Fiber Guide | Sodium in Diet | Dietary Sugar | Water Needs

Add Your Site | Site Map
© 2000-2007 Ann. All rights reserved.