Summary of the Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global PerspectiveDiet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective (the Third Expert Report) is a comprehensive analysis, using the most meticulous methods, of the worldwide body of evidence on preventing and surviving cancer through diet, nutrition and physical activity. 

The Third Expert Report is the latest body of work from World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project – an ongoing programme to analyse global scientific research in this area. It contains updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations and builds on the ground-breaking achievements of the First and Second Expert Reports, published in 1997 and 2007 respectively.

Dr Kate Allen, World Cancer Research Fund International“The relationship between the Continuous Update Project (CUP) and this our latest expert report on cancer prevention is that the CUP is a global, ongoing, rolling analysis of the data, and the latest report is a unique, landmark output because it synthesises all of the evidence between diet, nutrition and physical activity and cancer over the last ten years or so – it captures all of that evidence, and the centrepiece of the report is our updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations.”
– Dr Kate Allen, World Cancer Research Fund International’s Executive Director of Science & Public Affairs

Expert knowledge, available to all  

The entire contents of the Third Expert Report are freely available on this website as downloadable PDFs. Use the table of contents to navigate to different sections of the report.

We also have a resources and toolkits page, from where you can download individual chapter PDFs, slide sets of graphics and matrices from the report, and more.

For highlights of the report, download the summary from this page or request a printed copy

A shorter version of the Third Expert Report summary is available in Mandarin and German.