DGAs: Changing Diet to Prevent Disease & Reduce Cancer Risk

October 19, 2022

Despite the evidence linking excess weight, poor nutrition, excess alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity to increased cancer risk, most Americans do not meet recommended nutrition and physical activity targets.[i] Social, economic, environmental, and cultural factors strongly influence individual choices about diet and phys­ical activity. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supports giving people tools, such as the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), to make healthful food and beverage choices.


[i] Kushi, 2012.