March 2009 Newsletter

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Coming together to prevent chronic disease

For Cancer Care Nova Scotia, it is not the ides of March that matter. It is the ideas of March.March2009cover

This spring as the month of March comes to a close, experts from around the country will be meeting in Halifax to explore policy issues arising from a new, and as yet unreleased, report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.

This policy document follows from a groundbreaking report prepared by the two organizations entitled Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention
of Cancer:  a Global Perspective. Its goal was ambitious – and important: To review all the relevant research to generate a comprehensive series of recommendations on food, nutrition, and physical activity, designed to reduce the risk of cancer and suitable for all societies. Full story »


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