American Cancer Society guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention

  title={American Cancer Society guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention},
  author={Lawrence H. Kushi and Colleen M Doyle and Marji L. McCullough and Cheryl L Rock and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Elisa V. Bandera and Susan M Gapstur and Alpa V Patel and Kimberly S. Andrews and Ted Gansler},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
The American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines to serve as a foundation for its communication, policy, and community strategies and, ultimately, to affect dietary and physical activity patterns among Americans. These Guidelines, published approximately every 5 years, are developed by a national panel of experts in cancer research, prevention, epidemiology, public health, and policy, and they reflect the most current scientific evidence related to dietary… 
American Cancer Society Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for cancer prevention.
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