Reduce Your Cancer Risk
The choices we make every day affect our chances of getting cancer. Three factors that we control have a lot to do with our risk of developing this terrible disease.
How Much We Move
How Much We Weigh
What We Eat
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These guidelines form AICR’s simple, evidence-based message. Follow any one and you’ll lower your risk. Follow all three, and you’ll afford yourself the greatest protection possible. (And always remember - do not use tobacco in any form.)
AICR experts estimate that overall, about 1/3 of cancers in the 1.5 million cancers that occur every year in the US could be prevented by following these guidelines. For several specific types of cancer, following them could prevent even more cases.
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Published on May 17, 2013