The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have published a tome (517 pages) titled, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective.

The goal is to reduce the global burden of cancer through healthier living.

Best of all, it can be accomplished in just 6 easy steps in addition to not smoking or chewing tobacco.

  • Achieve and maintain a BMI (body mass index) in the normal range.
  • Exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day.
  • Eat no more than 18 oz. of red meat per week, with little processed meat.
  • Limit alcoholic drinks to one a day for women and two a day for men.
  • Consume less than 6 grams of sodium daily.
  • Do not use dietary supplements to prevent cancer.

The recommendations are based on 7,000 studies from a worldwide pool of 500,000 written since records began in the 1960s. It also includes special recommendations for nursing mothers and cancer survivors

Who knew it was so easy?

The executive summary is here. The full report can be accessed here.

11/1/07 18:12 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.