Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
The American Institute for Cancer Research
The American Institute for Cancer Research report found that diets high in vegetables and low in meat, in conjunction with regular exercise and abstaining from alcohol may lower the risk of colon cancer by 66% to 75%. Backing up these findings are the results of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) study tracking over half a million Europeans in twelve countries for four and a half years showing that those eating the highest amount of fiber were at a 40% lower risk of colon cancer than those eating the least amount. Those eating the most plant food have the lowest risk of colon cancer.
The American Institute for Cancer Research also reported they found a diet high in vegetables and fruits, while avoiding alcohol, may prevent 33% to 50% of cancers of the mouth and pharynx.
Finally, this expert panel determined that avoiding food contaminated with aflatoxins and abstaining from alcohol may prevent 33% to 66% of liver cancers.
Scientist with the (AICR) give the following recommendation for lowering your risk of cancer.
It is as follows:
– Choose a plant based diet rich in vegetable, fruits, beans and whole grains
– Eat five or more servings of vegetables and fruits daily
– Eat seven or more servings daily of whole grains, beans and root vegetables
– Avoid refined sugar
– Avoid meat, especially red meat
– Restrict dietary fat to no more than 15% of your total calories consumed.
– Avoid processed oil
– Take in no more than one teaspoon of salt daily
– Refrigerate leftover food immediately
– Avoid food containing additives and residues
– Do not eat charred, broiled, cured, or smoked meats
– Exercise vigorously at least one hour a week
– Take a brisk walk for one hour daily
– Keep a Body Mass Index (BMI) at 21 to 23
– Gain no more than eleven pound in adulthood
– Do not smoke or chew tobacco