Campaign to Lower Cancer Risks in Seniors

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) highlighted the emerging research showing that even in later life, many cancers can be delayed or prevented through regular physical activity and a plant-based diet.

According to the latest estimates, nearly 4 in 5 cancers are diagnosed after age 55 and by age 65, a person’s cancer risk is 10 times that of younger people. Increasingly, research is demonstrating that at any age, individuals can take simple steps – like getting and staying more active and eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains – that will help delay aging and lower cancer risk.

AICR also launched a new awareness campaign – It’s Never Too Late to Lower Your Risk – which will translate the latest evidence from laboratory research and clinical trials into small, everyday changes that offer real cancer protection.