How Cancer-Attractive Are You? Find Out Through This 5-Minute Test
With over 3.7 million new cases and 1.9 million deaths every year, cancer represents the next main cause of death and morbidity in Europe. On a worldwide scale, cancer accounted for 8.2 million deaths (approximately 13 percent of the total) in 2012.
Europe comprises just 1 eighth of the entire world population but has approximately one quarter of the worldwide amount of cancer cases using a few 3.7 million new patients each year.
Further, as WCRF’s most up-to-date report suggests the grade of diet and levels of action of the majority of individuals living in wealthy societies don’t promote healthy aging, so further effect on cancer rates is expected as populations age globally.
The World Cancer Research Fund has now developed an online Cancer Health Check – “are you cancer attractive”– that is an easy-to-use tool with the help of their team of nutritionists. It’s underpinned by their Cancer Prevention Recommendations, which are a set of guidelines developed by their global panel of experts, who have reviewed decades of scientific evidence in this area.
This 5-minute online tool is based on the most reliable cancer prevention advice available today. It’s been developed to provide information that they believe will help look at lifestyle and encourage healthier choices thereby facilitating reduced your risk of developing a preventable cancer.
Dr Giota Mitrou, WCRF’s Director of Research Funding and External Relations, today (24 May) chairs a session presenting the findings of Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: “Our research shows it’s unlikely that specific foods or nutrients are important single factors in causing or protecting against cancer. Rather, different patterns of diet and physical activity throughout life combine to make you more or less susceptible to cancer. Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations work together as a blueprint to beat cancer that people can trust, because they are based on evidence that has now proved consistent for decades.”
The Cancer Health Check and the advice it supplies is not meant for the use of providing medical information and is made for adults not presently going through cancer therapy.
The information you input in the Cancer Health Check is saved anonymously within our secure database and doesn’t include any personally identifiable information.