American Institute for Cancer Research

Presidential Candidates Duck the Crucial Broccoli Question
20 Sep 00 | America Wants to Know: Will the Cancer-Fighting Benefits of Broccoli Find a Place at the Table? Editor's Note: We know what you're thinking, but the American Institute for Cancer Research is a wholly independent research organization that ...

When Is A Pilaf More Than A Pilaf? When It's A One-Dish Meal.
19 Sep 00 | Pilafs of other countries, which often contain a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and nuts as well as meat, can serve as a model for a new, more health-protective American pilaf. (about 1 1/4 cups) dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained3 cups...

October is National Breast Cancer Month - Free Brochure Helps Women Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
15 Sep 00 | The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is offering a free brochure, Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer, that provides guidelines and tips on how to control dietary and other lifestyle factors that affect a woman's risk for breast ...

AICR Introduces The New American Plate
05 Sep 00 | The latest advice on weight management, from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), is a reminder of something most Americans have forgotten: If you want to lose weight, you have to eat less. In response to this confusion, AICR has ...

When cancer experts have lunch, what do they eat?
01 Sep 00 | If they attended the Tenth Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), they ate a large variety of fruits, vegetables and grains, in dishes with proportions specifically devised by AICR for fighting cancer. "...

Leading Scientist Hails Progress Made To Date in Field of Diet and Cancer Research
31 Aug 00 | Delivering the Keynote Address at the American Institute for Cancer Research's 10th Annual Research Conference, Dr. John Potter discussed the scientific efforts that are revealing numerous ways that diet and lifestyle affect cancer risk. Animal ...

Herbal Treatment Shows Effectiveness Against Prostate Cancer, Studies Find
31 Aug 00 | "Treatment with PC-SPES has induced decreases in the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels of prostate cancer patients," he said. Subsequent clinical observations have shown that dietary supplementation with PC-SPES does lower levels of PSA (...

Early Diet May Play Most Important Role in Breast Cancer Risk, Researcher Says
31 Aug 00 | At the 10th Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a leading cancer scientist outlined the increasing evidence that fetal and childhood diets may have a greater impact on lifetime breast cancer risk than ...

New Methods in Clinical Trials Lending New Insights on Diet-Cancer Connection, Expert Says
31 Aug 00 | In a luncheon presentation at the 10th Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), cancer researcher Cheryl Rock, Ph.D., R.D., outlined the progress of human trials investigating the diet-cancer connection. Dr...

New Survey: Older Americans Abandon Healthy Diets, Turn to Supplements for Lower Cancer Risk
31 Aug 00 | A new survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that as Americans grow older, they are much less likely to make the kind of dietary changes that can lower cancer risk. In some studies, dietary supplements like...

Stir-Fries Offer Easy Answers to Fast and Healthful One-Pot Dishes
28 Jul 00 | The typical stir-fry contains a much larger proportion of vegetables than meat, usually about two-thirds plant-based foods and one-third meat, poultry, or fish, the proportion AICR recommends to reduce cancer risk. When a mix of tender-crisp ...

Maximizing The Use Of Culinary Herbs Increases Protection Against Cancer
21 Jul 00 | According to Dr. Ritva Butrum, Vice President of Research at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), "There is some awareness that vegetables and fruits contain the cancer-fighting substances called phytochemicals, but not many people ...

The Casserole Makes A Comeback With New Tricks And New Tastes
20 Jul 00 | fresh ginger, grated1 cup green onion, chopped1 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced1 cup asparagus cut in 1-inch pieces1 orange, peeled, seeded and diced1 Tbsp. 1/2 cup kasha (see Note)1 egg (or egg white), lightly beaten1 cup fat-free chicken or vegetable...

Cancer Researchers Hail New Twin Study On Primary Role of Diet, Lifestyle upon Cancer Risk
13 Jul 00 | The Institute is offering a free brochure to the public with practical, everyday guidelines that can dramatically lower cancer risk. The answers, she said, are outlined in a free AICR brochure entitled Simple Steps to Prevent Cancer.

On Independence Day, Nutritionists Cast a Cold Eye on Eating Habits of Colonial America
24 Jun 00 | Don't look to America's past for advice on healthy eating, say nutrition experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The Institute says that most colonial diets revolved around fat, meat, salt and alcohol.

Celebrate July fourth with red, white & blue desserts that keep you fit and healthy
09 Jun 00 | 1/2 cup soft margarine 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup buttermilk Icing 3 cups confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt 2 tsp.

Cancer Expert Faults Reductionist Thinking in Diet-Cancer Research
09 Jun 00 | Results of these studies have consistently associated diets high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans with lower risks for many cancers. Finally, Dr. Rock addressed public perceptions of diet-cancer research.

When Foreign Foods Are Americanized: Everything Gets Bigger Stateside Including Americans
31 May 00 | Experts find that when ethnic foods are Americanized, the portion size grows - in some cases, to double or triple the original size. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), that size bagel would contain 116 calories.

Free brochure tells how to reduce risk for prostate cancer
18 May 00 | Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer for American men. A new brochure, Diet, Nutrition and Prostate Cancer, provides information about prostate cancer and how it can be prevented by following simple dietary guidelines and ...

As Outdoor Grilling Season Begins, Cancer Experts Issue Yearly Warning
17 May 00 | Research suggests that the backyard grilling of meat, poultry and fish, which traditionally begins on Memorial Day, comes with certain health risks. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), grilling these foods possibly ...

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