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The American Institute for Cancer Research provides information on new research in diet, nutrition and cancer prevention for health professionals, educators and their clients.

Published: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:17:01 -0500

Last Build Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:17:30 -0500


What’s the difference between being sedentary and inactivity?

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:17:01 -0500

Sedentary behavior is a growing field of research. Read about studies looking at being sedentary as an independent risk factor for chronic diseases.

Is There an Anti-Inflammation Diet?

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:06:31 -0500

Anti-inflammation is the latest buzz term among diet books and eating advisors. Read the basics from the January 6, 2011 AICR eNews.

Alcohol-Folate Interaction and a Oral Cancer Risk

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:24:18 -0500

A new study that strengthens the evidence linking high alcohol consumption to increased risk of oral cancer also suggests the risk of cancer is especially high among women with low folate intake.

Weight Lifting May Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:57:09 -0500

Weight lifting may play a key role in preventing lymphedema – a common and painful condition in breast cancer survivors.

AICR Statement on Fruits, Vegetables and Cancer

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:56:31 -0500

Evidence that fruits and vegetables can protect against specific cancers is still strong enough to recommend them as an important of the diet. Read AICR’s take on recent studies.

Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention: No Supplements Needed

Thu, 2 Dec 2010 10:52:52 -0500

Although some studies suggest that high levels of vitamin D may fight cancer along with other diseases, the new Institute of Medicine report says this is not supported in their review of the research.

Microbes and Cancer Prevention

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:48:21 -0500

The emerging science of the microbiome, featured at AICR’s Research Conference, revealed the potential importance or cancer prevention of the trillions of microbes living in our gut.

Cruciferous for Cancer Prevention

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:43:49 -0500

New research presented at AICR’s Research Conference last month helps explain why cruciferous vegetables may play a role in preventing cancer. Read more about sulforaphane and other isothiocyanates in this week’s eNews article.

Does sedentary behavior increase risk for cancer?

Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:26:20 -0400

Catch up with the most recent Cancer Research Update: Reports include a study on African American women and vegetable consumption and the effect on breast cancer risk, a researcher’s work on aging and cancer and emerging research on sedentary behavior and cancer.

It’s Never Too Late to Lower Your Risk.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:28:00 -0400

AICR launched a new campaign for people over age 50 to lower their cancer risk. The campaign website contains practical advice, online tools, quizzes, and a variety of other materials on ways to get more active safely and to incorporate more cancer-fighting foods into meals.

New! AICR Breast Cancer Prevention Pack now available.

Tue, 5 Oct 2010 12:55:22 -0400

AICR Breast Cancer Prevention Pack Our new Pack offers science-based information on preventing breast cancer and lowering the risk of recurrence. Materials address each of the lifestyle related risk factors for breast cancer and provide specfic strategies for improving health. Pack Includes: 1. Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer—an overview of breast cancer prevention 2. The Facts about Alcohol—how alcohol affects breast cancer risk 3. The New American Plate—a guide, with recipes, for eating for a healthy weight 4. AICR Guidelines Magnet—to help women remember their daily physical activity 5. BSE Shower Card—A waterproof “how to” and monthly reminder for breast self-exams (BCP) Price per set of 25 packets: $32

Coffee and cancer research suggests that the beverage has no effect or may lower risk of some cancers.

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:06:29 -0400

Read about an AICR-funded researcher exploring how caffeine may fight metastasis to the brain.

Healthier Living: Living Longer

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:04:43 -0400

A new study strengthens the evidence on a healthy lifestyle pattern preventing early death, heart disease, and cancer.

New evidence lends further support to AICR’s recommendations for the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:21:06 -0400

Excess body fat around the waist and alcohol consumption increase risk of colon cancer.

Veggies and Fruit Variety May Prevent Lung Cancer.

Wed, 8 Sep 2010 09:33:40 -0400

The most important way to reduce risk of lung cancer is quitting smoking. But a diet with a large variety of fruits & veggies may also help lower risk.

More Whole Grain, Less Colorectal Cancer?

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:57:44 -0400

Research shows whole grains may promote healthier weight and lower diabetes risk; do they also protect against colorectal cancer?

Stark Differences in Global Breast Cancer Rates Underscore Role of US Lifestyle in Risk

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:04:33 -0400

Four of every ten breast cancer cases in the US could be prevented.

Five Ways to Prevent the “Freshman 15”

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:33:48 -0400

Practical advice for new (and returning) college students to stay fit and fueled.

Diet and Cancer Myths and Facts--supplemental

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:18:45 -0400

Guest expert Suzanne Dixon. MPH, RD answers a question from our online chat about Avemar, a dietary supplement.

Diet and Cancer Myths and Facts

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:28:58 -0400

In our recent E-newsletter and a follow- up online chat we take on some diet and cancer claims. Are they myth, fact – or somewhere in between?

Read Food Labels, Eat Healthier

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:43:17 -0400

When doctors advise ill patients to eat healthier, they may actually eat healthier than patients not so advised.

Finding Fat's Role in Cancer

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:44:47 -0400

AICR grantee Margot P. Cleary, PhD, was one of the first scientists to show that leptin may stimulate breast cancer cell growth.

Reducing Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (AICR Blog)

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:46:04 -0400

Two new studies on pancreatic cancer suggest there are lifestyle habits that can prevent this disease.

Do Away with Dense Diet (Press)

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:52:11 -0400

AICR Shares Tips for Weight Control and Cancer Prevention