Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer
Because it's such a big nutrition news story, I don't think I can go to bed tonight until I blog about it.
This evening I downloaded and skimmed through the Introduction (26 pages of small text) and from it I'm posting the 10 recommendations for easy future reference and retrieval. During the next few days I need to read more carefully the public health goals, personal recommendations and justification for each recommendation. These details are important.
- Body Fatness -- Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.
- Physical Activity -- Be physically active as part of everyday life.
- Foods and Drinks that Promote Weight Gain -- Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks.
- Plant Foods -- Eat mostly foods of plant origin.
- Animal Foods -- Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.
- Alcoholic Drinks -- Limit alcoholic drinks.
- Preservation, Processing, Preparation -- Limit consumption of salt. Avoid mouldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes)
- Dietary Supplements -- Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.
- Breastfeeding -- Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.
- Cancer survivors -- Follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.