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Marinades Work Magic Protecting Against Cancer Risks
15 May 00 | And, in mysterious ways scientist don't completely understand, marinades work magic combating the harmful carcinogens formed during grilling. "Scientists have found that marinades may be the single most effective way of reducing the formation of ...

Powerhouse Greens Take On A Touch Of Class
27 Apr 00 | Once forgotten by cooks in the rush to go gourmet, common greens like kale, chard and collard greens are now back in vogue and on the menus of upscale restaurants. crushed red pepper4 cups washed and dried kale, chard and small-leafed greens, ...

Cancer Researchers Agree: New Colon Cancer Studies Send Wrong Message
20 Apr 00 | We wish to remind the public that the scientific evidence linking consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains to cancer prevention is clear and convincing. In study after study, components within these foods have demonstrated the ability ...

New Survey Shows Americans Ignore Importance of Portion Size in Managing Weight
24 Mar 00 | Most Americans believe the kind of food they eat is more important for managing weight than the amount of food they eat, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). In the survey, a surprising 78 ...

Magic Bullet Supplements Unlikely to Prevent Cancer
06 Mar 00 | Concerned that the public may be misled by recent reports showing that isolated nutrients do not provide cancer protection, experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today stressed the interactive nature of cancer-fighting ...

Remember George Washington's Birthday With Delicious, Cancer-Fighting Cherries
07 Feb 00 | Making a cherry pie on George Washington's birthday may be a time-honored way to celebrate the Father of Our Country, but ongoing research is revealing that fresh, frozen and canned cherries offer surprising health benefits as well. "We are ...

Nutrition Experts Urge: Wait Out the Winter with Frozen, Canned Vegetables and Fruits
31 Jan 00 | Under some circumstances, frozen and canned produce can be fresher than fresh, according to experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). In some cases, canned fruits and vegetables also enjoy nutritional advantages over fresh ...

Growing Evidence Clarifies Numerous Cancer-Fighting Benefits of Exercise, Say Experts
16 Dec 99 | According to experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), regular physical exercise prompts a series of changes within the human body that actively fight cancer. Studies are underway into the possible link between exercise and ...

New Year's Dish Offers Good Luck and Good Health
07 Dec 99 | Eating "Hoppin' John" - a Southern dish made with black-eyed peas - on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck and good fortune, but research suggests that the practical health benefits of these legumes are much more than mere superstition. "...

Scientists Uncover New Cancer-Fighting Benefits in Tea
07 Dec 99 | Recent research sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has revealed several new ways that both black and green teas can help to inhibit cancer. But Dr. Roderick Dashwood of Oregon State University has uncovered new ...

As Century Turns, Nutritionists Review 100 Years of Change
01 Dec 99 | According to experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), 100 years of nutritional research and sweeping societal change have reshaped the American diet. Melanie Polk, M.M.Sc., R.D., Director of Nutrition Education at the ...

Traditional Vegetable Dishes Add to a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal
01 Nov 99 | We would fill the ideal plate with fruit, vegetables and other plant-based foods, adding some animal-based food if we're so inclined," said Melanie Polk, RD, MMSc, of the American Institute for Cancer Research. Two authentic dishes that will add ...

Despite Promising Soy Research Results, Cancer Experts Urge Caution
29 Oct 99 | According to experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), many key questions remain about the role of soy in cancer prevention. Dr. Messina is a former researcher with the Diet and Cancer Branch of the National Cancer Institute.

Nutritionists Warn Public: Portion Sizes Out of Control
20 Oct 99 | Nutrition experts with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) are calling for Americans to take a day to measure the serving sizes of their favorite foods. "Portion sizes are getting bigger, and Americans are getting fatter," said AICR...

Response to Soy Recommendation Wrongly Ascribed to AICR
18 Oct 99 | In a news story reported by the Television News Service on Friday, October 15, 1999, The American Institute for Cancer Research was misquoted as recommending "three to four servings of soy per week." The American Institute for Cancer Research is ...

Sweeten Up Autumn Meals with Nutritious Winter Squash
28 Sep 99 | Acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash are generally found in most supermarkets during peak squash season, which begins in late summer and extends through the winter. Steam squash by placing seeded squash halves, cut-side down, in a vegetable ...

Survey Shows Public Misjudges Pesticide Dangers
21 Sep 99 | The President of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today advised Americans that the benefits of eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits far outweigh the alleged health risks connected with pesticide residues sometimes found in ...

Cancer Researchers Foresee Legitimate Role for Alternative Medicine
02 Sep 99 | In a surprising move, scientists at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 9th Annual Conference predicted that mounting scientific evidence may lead the medical community to recognize a wider role for herbal medicine and supplements in...

Processed Tomato Products a Good Source Of Lycopene, Study Finds
02 Sep 99 | Previous research has suggested a link between high lycopene levels and reduced prostate cancer risk, but Dr. Heber's work is the first to demonstrate that lycopene levels can be directly affected by supplementing the diet with processed tomato ...

Scientist Predicts Dietary Prescriptions For Prevention of Cancer by Industry
02 Sep 99 | Current research into the cancer-fighting properties of phytochemicals in common foods will lead to major changes in the treatment and prevention of cancer, Dr. Vay Lang W. Go of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition told reporters. Yet, currently,...

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