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Title: Eight-Step Plan to Avoid Cancer
Post by: Diagnostic on November 02, 2007, 08:09:20 PM
The American Institute for Cancer Research has released these eight guidelines for avoiding cancer. The last six are eating related:

1-Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight
2-Be physically active as part of everyday life
3-Limit consumption of "energy-dense foods," foods that are high in calories, fat and sugar. Avoid sugary drinks.
4-Eat mostly foods of plant origin, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans
5-Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat
6-Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day for women, two per day for men
7-Limit consumption of salt. Avoid moldy grains or legumes
8-Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone, without dietary supplement

It was this week when scientists agreed that cancer is controlled by diet and excercise factors.