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close this book Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective (1987)
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Individual level

Individual level

At the individual level, NCI is involved with cancer information dissemination programmes, which aim to influence the general public's dietary patterns. The NCl's goal is to reduce cancer mortality by 50 per cent by the year 2000. As part of its Cancer Prevention Awareness Program, the Office of Cancer Communication (OCC) is developing a national campaign to emphasize dietary changes which reduce an individual's risk of cancer. The OCC has designed publications and public service announcements promoting increased consumption of dietary fibre and decreased consumption of fat.