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Guidelines on Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

New guidelines published by the American Cancer Society detailed recommendations on diet and physical activity for cancer prevention.1

Published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the guidelines focus on staying at a healthy weight, staying active throughout life, adhering to a healthy eating pattern, and refraining from or reducing alcohol intake. Outside of smoking, the society suggested that these lifestyle habits are the most important that individuals can control and change to aid in lowering their risk of cancer.

“Indeed, in a recent analysis, the combination of these risk factors accounted for at least 18.2% of cancer cases and 15.8% of cancer deaths in the United States in 2014, the second highest percentages for any risk factor (after cigarette smoking) in both men and women,” the authors of the guidelines wrote. “These findings suggest that specific…

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