Keep Fighting!

by TOI Admin February 29, 2016

Although it’s the end of February and National Cancer Prevention Month, it’s not the end of battling this terrible disease that affects so many.

The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that approximately 374,000 cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented. How? By keeping up the fight and following these recommendations for cancer prevention drawn from the WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report:

  • Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
  • Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Limit sedentary habits.
  • Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods.
  • Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans.
  • Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
  • If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day.
  • Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium).
  • It is best for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for up to 6 months and then add other liquids and foods.

For more information on Cancer Prevention Month please visit American  Institute of Cancer Research

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