How Healthy Is Your Diet

How Healthy Is Your Diet? - American Institute for Cancer Research. You can start lowering your cancer risk at your very next meal. …

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Be a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from cancer. When you have excess weight, you increase …

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How to Prevent Cancer

It carries many health benefits, including the ability to reduce your chances of developing breast cancer. Learn More. 10/10 After a Cancer Diagnosis: Follow Our Recommendations, If You Can. Unless otherwise advised, and if you can, all cancer survivors are advised to follow the recommendations as far as possible. Always, check with your health

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10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health. All Cancer Types Commonly Searched: Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Prostate Cancer Oral …

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Hispanics, Cancer, and Health

Compared to White Caucasians, Latinx individuals are a lower risk of cancer. Read our report, conclusions, and recommendations here.

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New American Plate

The New American Plate. The modest 3-ounce serving of meat (fish, poultry, or red meat) pictured here fits AICR guidelines for cancer prevention. This plate also features a wider variety of foods, resulting in a diverse assortment of cancer …

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Building Healthy Communities: Meet LeAnn Perkins

For family nurse practitioner LeAnn Perkins, health is a journey made up of goals and decisions. “Each person has a different objective for their life and different choices that they will make about how to live their life,” she says thoughtfully. …

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The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans …

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.The Dietary Guidelines are …

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Flaxseed and Cancer, Benefits and Potential Warnings

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Health Implications of Dietary Fiber. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015;115(11):1861-1870. Li J, Gu Z, Pan Y, et al. Dietary supplementation of α-linolenic acid induced conversion of n-3 LCPUFAs and reduced prostate cancer growth in a mouse model. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2017;16(1):136.

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More Fun Summer Book Recommendations, Health Related

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Now a classic, this beautifully written novel is a love story that takes place in the late 1800s in the Caribbean. One of the main characters is a doctor and there are a lot of references to early hygiene and disease prevention, such as hand-washing. A good first read or re-read.

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Cranberries and Cancer, Juice Benefits & More

Cranberries provide a modest amount of vitamin C, but the main source of cranberries’ potential for cancer prevention comes from their package of phenolic compounds. These include polyphenols, found in most berries, as well as a relatively unique type of proanthocyanidin. Because many of these compounds are complex molecules broken down by

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Asparagus Benefits for Cancer Prevention

The Cancer Research. Messages circulating on the Internet about asparagus preventing and curing cancer is an unfortunate result of misinterpreting and over-extending laboratory study results. This non-starchy vegetable is, however, an excellent food to enjoy as part of a plant-forward diet to help lower cancer risk.

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Carrots and Cancer, Juice Benefits & More

Polyacetylenes (such as fulcarinol in carrots) decrease cancer cell growth and increase cancer cell death in cell and animal studies. Human Studies. People who eat more vegetables and fruits have a lower risk of a wide range of cancers. This probably reflects combined protection from many different nutrients and compounds they contain.

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Blueberries and Cancer, Increase Antioxidant Activity

The Cancer Research. Blueberries contain many phytochemicals and nutrients which show potential anti-cancer effects in laboratory studies. Several studies found that eating blueberries increases antioxidant activity in the blood as well as showing potential to prevent DNA damage. Studies are limited and results vary so more research is needed

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Cauliflower and Cancer, Power of Vitamin C

The Cancer Research. Despite nutrition advice to “eat the rainbow,” cauliflower provides an example of why you shouldn’t overlook white-colored foods. It’s a nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetable that pairs well with many foods and flavors. Cruciferous vegetables have been relatively well-studied regarding cancer prevention.

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Is Lemonade Healthier than Soda

Whether ready-to-drink or made at home from frozen concentrate or a powdered mix, most lemonade contains about 100 to 120 calories in each eight-ounce portion. This is not surprising since that eight-ounce drink contains the same amount of added sugar as a regular soda. Some powdered mixes have less added sugar, making them about thirty percent

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