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Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention. Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: a Global Perspective

Creator:

World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Cancer is a largely preventable disease. The question then arises of how best to achieve this. The current Report, which builds on the 2007 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research(WCRF/AICR) report ‘Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective’, provides answers to that question.The recommendations in the 2007 Report were based on systematic reviews of the literature relating foodconsumption, nutrition including body fatness, and physical activity to cancer risk (see box 1), and are therefore based on the best evidence available. In more affluent societies, or groups within societies, people can choose to follow the personal recommendations. However, in less affluent societies or populations, people’s ability to choose healthy ways of life is constrained, for instance by food supply oreconomic factors. Even for affluent groups, simply knowing what are healthy ways of life may not lead to these being adopted. The way people live their lives, and in particular their patterns of diet and physical activity, are powerfully influenced by external factors. The improvement and protection of public health does not happen by accident — it requires policies and actions, and that all relevant sectors of society, from legislators to citizens, play their part.

Date:

26/02/2009

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. (2009) Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention. Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: a Global Perspective [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/9049 [Accessed: 21st November 2019].

  

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