Did you know? 4 out of 10 cancer cases can be prevented. Learn how a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer. We have lots of leaflets, booklets, and online information that informs people of how they can reduce their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Diet has a powerful effect on your health, including your chance of getting cancer. Limiting your intake of foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat while increasing your consumption of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and pulses can help to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of cancer.
Maintaining a healthy weight is an important way to reduce your risk of cancer. People who follow a healthy lifestyle that adheres to the recommendations for cancer prevention have an estimated 18% lower risk of cancer compared with people whose lifestyle and body weight do not meet the recommendations.
Evidence tells us that regular physical activity reduces the risk of breast, bowel and uterine cancer and may prevent lung cancer. It also reduces the risk of many other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, as well as promotes good mental health and strengthens bones and muscles.