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Nutrition and cancer prevention in Australia: a national collaboration to promote the evidence

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Lee, SM and Slevin, T, Nutrition and cancer prevention in Australia: a national collaboration to promote the evidence, Nutrition and Lifestyle: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention. IARC Scientific Publications No. 156, pp. 71-72. ISBN 9283221567 (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

In Australia, the role of diet in cancer prevention has been acknowledged for many years. Only recently, however, have national strategies for the prevention of cancer through diet been documented (The Cancer Council Australia, 2001). The Cancer Council Australia supports collaboration of key agencies to achieve the changes in diet necessary to reduce cancer risk in Australia. Specific strategies to be undertaken, either individually or as a member of relevant committees or bodies, include:

1. Collaboration with the Commonwealth and state health departments, to develop and implement a national public education programme to increase knowledge of the links between cancer and diet, and to change dietary behaviours.

2. Collaboration with state and territory members of The Cancer Council, and other nongovemment health bodies and consumer agencies, to actively advocate for public policy supportive of cancer-preventing diets.

3. Supporting and promoting research into the relationship between nutrition and cancer and how to change diet-related behaviours.

The paper describes recent advances in the implementation of these strategies in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:nutrition, cancer prevention, evidence based
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and Dietetics
Research Field:Public Nutrition Intervention
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Lee, SM (Dr Simone Lee)
ID Code:112699
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2016-11-24
Last Modified:2017-06-14
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