Diet, healthy eating and cancer
Experts think that nearly one in ten UK cancer cases are caused by unhealthy diets.
You can reduce your cancer risk by eating a healthy, balanced diet that is:
There are often stories in the media about specific foods or "anti-cancer diets" that are meant to be particularly good for us. But you shouldn’t rely on so-called superfoods to reduce the risk of cancer. They cannot substitute for an general healthy, balanced diet.
Ten Top Tips
Cancer Research UK and Weight Concern have joined forces to develop Ten Top Tips for a healthy weight. These tips have been designed to fit into your daily life and are based on the best scientific evidence.
In this section
- What foods and nutrients affect your risk of cancer?
- The facts behind some common food controversies.
- Read about the scientific evidence that links diet to cancer.
- Get some quick and easy meal ideas for a healthy, balanced diet
- Read our tips for:
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