Head author of the study, Martin Wiseman states "Cancer is not a fate, it is a matter of risk, and you can adjust those risks by how you behave. It is very important that people feel in control of what they do." The report claims that breast and colon cancer are some of the most common forms of the disease and convincing evidence supports the role body fat plays in their development.
For colorectal cancers, researchers say people should stop eating processed meats like ham, bacon, and salami and limit consumption of red meat to 500g a week. All alcohol should be avoided for cancer prevention, although researchers supported drinking small amounts that could protect against other diseases.
Sugary drinks should be avoided and fruit juice consumption should be reduced to reduce calorie intake. Lifestyle changes do not happen overnight, but knowing what avoid should help in deciding to phase out certain food preferences and introduce healthier options.