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Original Report, WCRF/IACR, 2007: Policy and Action for Cancer PreventionFood, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: A Global Perspective

The Spanish version prepared by PAHO provides a translated summary with recommendations for Latin America carried out as part of its collaboration with the American Institute for Cancer Research / World Cancer Research Fund / AICR/WCRF).

Both the book and the translated summary constitute essential guidelines for policy-makers who carry out actions to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases, at all levels—international organizations, civil society, governments, industry, the media, schools, workplaces and institutions, health and other professionals—as well as for the general public.

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  • Systematically examines the environmental, economic, social, and personal determinants of food, nutrition, and physical activity.
  • Evaluates evidence on interventions and measures aimed at preventing cancer and other diseases, with case studies of especially promising findings. Contains opinions of a committee of prominent scientists and policy experts, with feedback from the United Nations and other international organizations.
  • Provides general evidence-based policy recommendations.

General Recommendations of the 2007 WCRF/AIRC Report on Diet and Cancer

BODY FAT
Keep body weight as low as possible, within the normal ranges of body weight.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Stay physically active as part of your daily life.

FOOD AND DRINK"(S) THAT PROMOTE WEIGHT GAIN
Limit your consumption of high-energy food.
Avoid beverages high in sugar.

VEGETABLE-BASED FOODS
Most of what you eat should be vegetable based.

MEAT-BASED FOODS
Limit your consumption of red meat and no not eat processed meats.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages.

PRESERVATIVES, MAINTENANCE, FOOD PREPARATION/COOKING
Limit your salt intake.
Do not consume cereals (grains) or legumes that have been contaminated by mold.

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
Make sure you meet nutritional requirements through diet alone.

NURSING INFANTS
Mothers should nurse their babies; infants who cannot consume solids should be nursed.

CANCER SURVIVORS
Follos recommendations for cancer prevention.

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