For Health Professionals:
"But I Saw it on the Internet!" – Helping People Distinguish Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Cancer Risk from Anecdotal Hearsay
People are inundated with information about diet and lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk. The problem is that much of the advice shared on the Internet, in magazines and in news headlines is based on anecdotal stories or single studies. In this program we will address some of the commonly repeated ideas about diet and cancer risk in light of current research in the field, and review evidence-based recommendations regarding diet, weight and physical activity to reduce cancer risk. We will develop key practical messages to share as we discuss the importance of setting priorities and identifying barriers that need to be addressed.