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The Latest Tips in Cancer Prevention

The latest tips in cancer prevention may change your summer itinerary. 

Instead of grilling red meat as often, change up your routine with delicious vegetable kebobs. And don’t forget to take the time to exercise. Even walking while you golf or horsing around with the kids in the pool can make a difference. (U.S. News & World Report)

The American Cancer Society’s new cancer prevention recommendations suggest, among other things, adding more physical activity to your days. About 20 minutes a day is the minimum, but 40 minutes or more daily is even better.

The new guidelines also add emphasis on avoiding unhealthy foods, including red and processed meats, refined grains and alcohol.

“The new recommendations really increase emphasis on a few key areas [including healthy weight and diet, physical activity, and avoiding or limiting alcohol],” said Dr. Laura Makaroff, senior vice president of prevention and early detection for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

These factors accounted for up to 18% of cancer cases and 16% of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the new report.