Table of contents

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective was a report produced in 2018 by World Cancer Research Fund International on behalf of AICR, WCRF and WKOF – access all parts of the report here.

ABOUT THE THIRD EXPERT REPORT

CANCER PROCESS

Summarises the wealth of evidence on how diet, nutrition and physical activity can influence the biological processes that underpin the development and progression of cancer.

JUDGING THE EVIDENCE

Outlines the rationale and methodology of the CUP, describing the rigorous scientific processes involved in gathering, presenting, assessing and judging evidence.

RISK FACTORS

Collating evidence and judgements by risk factor.
Each of the 10 risk factors sections covers definitions and background information, issues relating to interpretation of the evidence, the evidence itself (from epidemiological studies featured in CUP systematic literature reviews and from research into biological mechanisms) and judgements on the evidence.

CANCER TYPES

CUP cancer reports and systematic literature reviews (SLRs).
Collating evidence and judgements by cancer.

CUP cancer reports, which summarise the CUP systematic literature reviews, focus on a particular cancer site, covering trends in incidence and survival, pathogenesis, other established causes, methodology, issues relating to interpretation of the evidence, the evidence itself (from epidemiological studies featured in CUP systematic literature reviews and from research into biological mechanisms) and judgements on the evidence.

Diet, nutrition, physical activity and:

SURVIVORS OF BREAST AND OTHER CANCERS

Presents information on current knowledge of the importance of diet, nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer. Also includes current advice and research priorities.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

Presents the latest Cancer Prevention Recommendations, with information on the reasons behind each Recommendation. Also includes other findings of the CUP relating to regional and special circumstances, as well as public health and policy implications, along with a new policy framework. Also includes evidence that our Cancer Prevention Recommendations work.

CHANGES SINCE THE 2007 SECOND EXPERT REPORT

Important shifts in emphasis since the 2007 Second Expert Report.

FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

Outlines areas where further research is needed.

CANCER TRENDS

Explore global cancer rates, with data from Globocan.

RESOURCES AND TOOLKITS

Access downloads for all parts of the Third Expert Report or find out how to request a printed copy of the summary report.

OUR INTERACTIVE CANCER RISK MATRIX

GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS