7 ways to halve cancer risk

A very large study followed people for between 17 and 19 years to see if maintaining ideal levels of seven health factors promoted cardiovascular health and reduced the risk of cancer.

5 out of the 7 factors are directly related to diet……..

The seven health factors and their ideal levels are:

1) physical activity – at least 75 minutes per week of vigorous physical activity, or 150 minutes per week of moderate or moderate plus vigorous activity

2) healthy body mass index (BMI)

3) healthy diet – good intakes of fruit & veg, fish, nuts, seeds, legumes, high fibre. Low salt, saturated fat, sugar and processed meats.

4) cholesterol – total cholesterol less than 200mg/dl
5) blood pressure – less than 120mm Hg systolic and 80mm diastolic
6) blood sugar – fasting levels of glucose less than 100mg/dl
7) smoking – never smoking, or quitting more than 12 months ago

The message is clear!


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