Take Control of Your Cancer Risk
You can’t control your age, but you can control your cancer risk. That’s what the science is showing.
On this page, you’ll find a host of links filled with practical advice for eating smart, moving more and staying lean – three things that help delay aging and lower your cancer risk. You’ll also find links to more information about the research linking these healthy everyday choices with protection against cancer.
Bookmark this page and keep checking back – we’re adding new links all the time.
- How cancer-protective is your diet? Take this quick quiz and find out.
- Why does AICR’s expert panel recommend building meals around plant foods?
- At any age, you can start making small, cancer-protective adjustments to the portions and proportions on your plate. Find out how.
- Ready to commit to making healthier meals, but not sure how to get started? Here’s AICR’s advice.
- Read about the science behind soy, berries, broccoli, tomatoes and other foods that researchers are studying for their anti-cancer potential.
- Here’s a host of healthy ideas on what to reach for when you get hungry between meals.
- Baby Boomers have specific nutrition needs; here’s some advice specifically for you
- AICR doesn’t recommend taking dietary supplements as a means to prevent cancer, but older Americans may need them for other reasons. Learn more here.
- Are you moving enough to lower your cancer risk? Take this quick quiz and find out.
- What’s the difference between “moderate” and “vigorous” physical activity?
- When it comes to cancer risk, inactivity is the enemy. Read why your time in front of the TV isn’t doing you any favors, and how to change that.
- Three different types of physical activity provide three different sets of health benefits. Learn why you need all three
- Why bother? Here’s what moving more will do for your health and for your cancer risk
- If you’re a cancer patient or cancer survivor, here’s some special advice about physical active
- Learn about the link between physical activity and breast cancer prevention
- Here’s how to sneak more physical activity into your day
- What is the link between excess body fat and cancer?
- As we age, it becomes more difficult to avoid putting on weight. Here’s some advice that might make it easier.
- Lose weight the healthy way with AICR’s simple, 3-step approach.
- If you’re already overweight, here’s advice for taking weight off and keeping off.
- Are you okay with your current weight? Learn the best way to maintain your current weight.
- Does your waist size matter if you’re not overweight?