Leading health charity the Viva Health is urging people to adopt a healthier diet in light of the new report from the World Cancer Research Fund linking red and processed meats to several cancers. Up to 40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by making simple changes to diet and lifestyle.
Senior Health Campaigner Dr Justine Butler says: “We’ve known for decades that red meat is linked to cancer. We welcome this report and hope it will raise awareness that changing your diet can help prevent and fight cancer as well as many other conditions. It’s not hard to avoid meat, or dairy for that matter – there are plenty of tasty, healthy alternatives that don’t contain the harmful substances found these foods.”
Viva Health can offer help and advice to anyone wanting to cut down or eliminate meat and dairy from their diet. We produce fact sheets and guides and can suggest meal-plans and recipes. If you want to know more go to www.vegetarian.org.uk or telephone 0117 970 5190. For recipes, photos or more information contact Dr Justine Butler at the Viva Health on 0117 970 5190 or email email@example.com