American Institute for Cancer Research

At First-Ever Conference on Nutrition for Cancer Survivors, Researchers Vow to Find Needed Answers
08 May 01 | Marilyn Gentry, President of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), announced that the Institute, known for its work in the area of diet and cancer prevention, will champion efforts to increase national awareness - and research funding...

AICR Introduces Free Brochure Containing Latest Nutritional Advice For Cancer Survivors
08 May 01 | Today, in a move coinciding with the first-ever conference on diet and cancer survivorship, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) introduced a new brochure specifically targeted to the nutritional concerns of cancer survivors. The ...

Want A Power Breakfast? Pick Whole Grains For Peak Performance And Health Protection
20 Apr 01 | Whole-grain breakfasts provide both practical, day-to-day benefits and long-term health protection, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). According to Polk, most popular breakfast grain products - breads, cereals, ...

New Brochure Clarifies Issues And Offers Dietary Tips On Fiber And Cancer
30 Mar 01 | The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has issued a new brochure, "The Facts about Fiber," to clarify confusion raised by reports of recent studies, and help people identify sources of dietary fiber to ensure they get enough in their ...

Cancer Experts Call for More Research On Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors
29 Mar 01 | The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today renewed its call for research proposals dealing with life after cancer. "A small but significant amount of research has explored aspects of life after cancer," said Ritva Butrum, AICR Vice ...

Worried Over Misinterpretations of Recent Studies, Cancer Researchers Come Together, Take Action
15 Mar 01 | In an open letter to the public, 54 prominent cancer researchers cautioned Americans against making changes in their diets based on reports of recent diet-cancer studies. The open letter, signed by 54 experts across several fields of cancer ...

Want hearty but slimming meals? Guilt-free gumbos fill the bill
15 Mar 01 | Nutritionists at the American Institute for Cancer Research have reformulated the traditional Louisiana gumbo to create a healthful dish full of disease-fighting substitutes. (For added thickening, include okra when cooking gumbo or serve ...

Revamped chowders make healthier meals-in-a-bowl
14 Feb 01 | can diced green chili peppers, rinsed and drained (optional)2 cups diced potatoes2 cups diced carrots1 cup frozen lima beans, defrosted 2 cups tomato juice2 cups clam juice (if using clams) or fish bouillon (if using fish)6 6.5-oz. Add clams (or ...

Role of Nutrition after Cancer to Receive Long-Overdue Scientific Attention
12 Feb 01 | Cancer Experts, Cancer Survivors to Convene First-Ever National Conference on Diet and Survivorship On May 8, 2001, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) will bring together cancer scientists, cancer survivors, health educators and the...

As Restaurant Portions Grow, Vast Majority of Americans Still Belong to the Clean Plate Club
15 Jan 01 | According to the survey, most Americans feel that the amount of food they are served in today's restaurants is "just right" and routinely clean their plates. Food marketers acknowledge that "value marketing" - offering more food for less money - ...

Full Steam Ahead For A Chinese New Year Feast: A Healthier, Easier, Slimming Meal
12 Jan 01 | To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on January 24, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends a classic Chinese cooking technique - steaming - for a festive meal. Steamed foods are not only a time-honored tradition at...

Health experts give frozen and canned fruits equal billing with fresh
21 Dec 00 | Polk points out that frozen or canned fruits are often healthier alternatives to other options. "Contrary to common opinion," she says, "frozen and canned fruits may be more nutritious than fresh fruit whose nutrients have diminished through ...

Experts Spot Hottest Food Trend of 2001: Growing National Focus on Vegetables, Fruits
15 Dec 00 | 1. Heart experts joined cancer experts in placing consumption of fruits and vegetables first on lists of dietary guidelines for prevention. 2. The USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans were revised to lend added emphasis to vegetable and fruit ...

Study of Diet Due for Imminent Overhaul, Says World-Renowned Researcher
21 Nov 00 | The key, says Dr. Mariette Gerber of France's National Institute for Medical Research, is to study the overall diet as a network of complex interactions, not as nutrients in isolation. At issue, says Dr. Gerber, is the basic ability of such ...

Cooking Tricks Reduce Health Risks and Retain Flavor in Thanksgiving Favorites
03 Nov 00 | Instead of preparing a stuffing with sausage or turkey giblets," says Polk, "increase the proportion of plant-based foods by using dried fruits - apples or apricots, for instance - and chestnuts or other nuts. "To heighten the sweet potato's ...

Pie in the Sky: Small Changes Make Thanksgiving Desserts Healthy
03 Nov 00 | "Pie is the traditional Thanksgiving dessert today," notes Melanie Polk, AICR's Director of Nutrition Education. 1/2 cup yellow (enriched) cornmeal5 cups reduced-fat milk (2 percent), scalded (see Note)1/2 cup molasses1/2 tsp.

Cancer Researchers to Harvard Nurses Study: Not So Fast!
31 Oct 00 | The Institute reminded the public of the "convincing and continually growing" scientific evidence that diets high in fruits and vegetables lower the risk for colon cancer. The surveys of 136,092 men and women reported no link between consumption ...

AICR Comments On Recent Findings of Nurses and Health Professionals Study on Fruits, Vegetables and Colon Cancer
31 Oct 00 | AICR recommends consuming five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day for optimum protection against cancer and a host of chronic diseases. Those few study subjects who ate more fruits and vegetables consumed more calories overall.

Revamped stews pack extra cancer-protective health benefits
26 Oct 00 | Canola oil2 large onions, chopped1 lb. Lean stewing beef, cut in 3/4-inch cubes1 1/2 tsp. Salt1/4 freshly ground pepper2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut in 1/2-inch slices1 white or yellow-fleshed potato, peeled and cut in 1-inch ...

Value Marketing Is Making America Fat, Research Institute Says
16 Oct 00 | The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is asking Americans to buck a food industry trend that is contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic. AICR's Polk wants Americans to understand that this kind of targeting by food manufacturers...

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