New Cancer Prevention Recommendations Score: Implications for Health Professionals

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How can health professionals most effectively help people adopt lifestyle choices that reduce their risk of cancer? The 2018 AICR Third Expert Report provides updated evidence-based recommendations for eating habits, physical activity, and healthy body weight. A new scoring system has been published that reflects these recommendations, giving researchers a tool to consistently assess habits of study participants.

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Point or No Point: Developing a Score for Ultra-Processed Foods

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Do you eat a lot of processed foods? Your answer would probably depend upon how processed foods are defined. One of AICR’s cancer prevention recommendations is to limit the amount of fast and processed foods that you eat. You probably know that chips, frozen pizza, brownies and hot dogs are considered processed. But what about that canned tuna, bread or boxed pasta? And what exactly does “a lot” mean anyway?

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Processed Meat and Cancer

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Bacon, ham, cold cuts—we get a lot of questions about processed meats, almost more than any other type of food. AICR sets the record straight on processed meats and their link to cancer.

Processed meat is meat preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or the addition of chemical preservatives. Processed meats include ham, salami, bacon and sausages such as frankfurters and chorizo.

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