This position statement has been endorsed by Cancer Council Australia, and is supported by the Cancer Australia Advisory Council.

Cancer Australia position statements address significant clinical issues, emerging issues in cancer control and issues of ongoing interest, using the best available evidence.

The purpose of this position statement is to provide evidence-based information on modifiable lifestyle factors and reduction of cancer risk for cancer organisations, health professionals, medical colleges, media and policy makers. This position statement is also intended to support the development of information for consumers and the community.