I am very grateful to the special group of distinguished scientists who made up the Panel
and Secretariat for this major review of the evidence on food, nutrition, physical activity
and cancer. The vision of WCRF International in convening this Panel and confidence in
letting a strong-willed group of scientists have their way is to be highly commended.
In our view, the evidence reviewed here that led to our recommendations provides a
wonderful opportunity to prevent cancer and improve global health. Individuals and
populations have in their hands the means to lead fuller, healthier lives.
distortion in the cell organelles and inhibit the activity of various enzymes (Valarmathi &
Azariah, 2003; Yadav et al., 2007), which may greatly disturb the physiological state of the
exposed living organism. The heavy metals present in the fertilizer industry discharge are
usually in dissolved state which could easily be uptaken by fish and enter human food
chain. There have been studies showed that metals will cause damage to the human kidney
and liver even at low concentration.