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Old 06-11-2020, 09:58 AM   #1
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6/2020:American Cancer Society Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for cancer pr

If memory serves, main difference with past recommendations is double the amount of daily exercise and intensity.



1. Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight throughout life.

Keep body weight within the healthy range and avoid weight gain in adult life.

2. Be physically active.

Adults should engage in 150‐300 min of moderate‐intensity physical activity per wk, or 75‐150 min of vigorous‐intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination; achieving or exceeding the upper limit of 300 min is optimal. Children and adolescents should engage in at least 1 hr of moderate‐ or vigorous‐intensity activity each day. Limit sedentary behavior, such as sitting, lying down, and watching television, and other forms of screen‐based entertainment.

3. Follow a healthy eating pattern at all ages.

A healthy eating pattern includes:
◦ Foods that are high in nutrients in amounts that help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight;
◦ A variety of vegetablesódark green, red, and orange, fiber‐rich legumes (beans and peas), and others;
◦ Fruits, especially whole fruits with a variety of colors; and
◦ Whole grains.
A healthy eating pattern limits or does not include:
◦ Red and processed meats;
◦ Sugar‐sweetened beverages; or
◦ Highly processed foods and refined grain products.

4. It is best not to drink alcohol.

People who do choose to drink alcohol should limit their consumption to no more than 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men.
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