CHOICES AFFECTING CANCER RISK

AICR estimates that close to one-third of the most common cancers in the US could be prevented if Americans moved more, weighed less and ate more healthfully. That’s about 340,000 cancers every year that never have to happen. Add in not smoking and avoiding sun damage, and that figure climbs even higher – nearly half of US cancers could be prevented by changing our everyday habits.

You don’t have to go on drastic diets or do strenuous gym workouts. Making small changes in your everyday life can make a difference – small steps add up to big improvements in your health.

Getting Started

Learn which small, everyday changes matter most.

How Healthy Is Your Diet?: Take our quiz to find out.

The New American Plate: Stop counting calories. To manage your weight – and protect against cancer – simply take a good, hard look at your plate. Focus on portions size and adding more wholegrains, fruits and vegetables.

AICR's Healthy Recipes: AICR's recipe database presents healthy, cancer-protective and delicious recipes.

Guide to the Nutrition Facts Label: Learn what to look for on food labels.

Phytochemicals: The Cancer Fighters in the Foods We Eat: Find out about some of the phytochemicals being investigated by scientists, their food sources and potential benefits.

Are You Active Enough?: Take our quiz to find out.

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