Looking for ways to cut your risk of developing cancer? Here’s a list of 10 diet and activity recommendations highlighted this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
* Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
* Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
* Avoid sugary drinks, and limit consumption of high-calorie foods, especially those low in fiber and rich in fat or added sugar.
* Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes (such as beans).
* Limit consumption of red meats (including beef, pork, and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
* If you drink alcohol, limit your daily intake to two drinks for men and one drink for women.
* Limit consumption of salty foods and food processed with salt (sodium).
* Don’t use supplements to try to protect against cancer.
* It’s best for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to six months and then add other liquids and foods.
* After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.
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