Obesity and lifestyle

Key finding

The risk of cancers at some organ sites, including the bowel, can be reduced by making changes to diet and physical activity to lose weight. There is strong evidence that being physically active reduces the risk of various cancer types, and emerging evidence that sedentary behaviour increases the risk. There is also clear evidence that the greatest change in diet and physical activity across a population can be achieved by combining a policy approach with individual actions.

World Cancer Report bookmarks

Chapter 2.7. Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and obesity: Established and emerging modifiable risk factors; Chapter 5.5. Colorectal cancer: Decreasing disparities and promoting prevention are policy priorities; Chapter 6.2. Improving diet and nutrition, physical activity, and body weight: From evidence to practice


Reference articles for Obesity and Cancer webinar

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