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Prevent cancer by making a few changes

I am writing to let your readers know that during Cancer Prevention Week (May 9-15) we are promoting the fact there is now strong evidence that people can make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk.

Scientists now estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through eating a healthy, plant-based diet, being regularly physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

But many people still see cancer as simply a question of fate. This is why we want to use Cancer Prevention Week to raise awareness of risk factors so people are then in a position to make their own informed choices.

As well as promoting this potentially lifesaving message, there are also fundraising events going on across Northern Ireland during the week - particularly our Fruity Friday event on May 13.

People can find out more online at www.wcrf-uk.org.

KATE MENDOZA

World Cancer Research Fund

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