Latest Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective Stories

2012-01-11 14:05:17

Proposals for community action accompany each major recommendation Updated guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society stress the importance of creating social and physical environments that support healthy behaviors. The report includes updated recommendations for individual choices regarding diet and physical activity patterns, but emphasizes that those choices occur within a community context that can either help or hinder healthy...

2011-05-23 15:00:00

World Cancer Research Fund advises people to limit their consumption of beef, pork and lamb, as well as avoid processed meat. Cancer experts have issued a warning about eating red and processed meat after "the most authoritative report" no the subject blamed them for causing the disease. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is advising people to limit their consumption of red meats like beef, pork and lamb, and to avoid process meats like ham and salami altogether. It said there is...

2010-10-21 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing projections that by 2030, America's senior population will reach 20 percent of the population - 78 million people - and new survey information showing that Americans feel increasingly helpless about their personal cancer risk as they grow older, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today highlighted the emerging research showing that even in later life, many cancers can be delayed or prevented through regular physical activity and a...

2009-02-26 05:00:00

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of colon cancer cases and 38 percent of breast cancer cases in the US are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight management. The report sets out recommendations for policies to reduce the global number of cancer cases. The overall message of the report, Policy and Action for Cancer...

2008-08-07 18:01:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research finds itself and its landmark expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, caught in the middle of a furious PR battle between two interest groups. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is using the AICR report's conclusions to bolster its campaign to get all processed meats out of U.S. schools. AICR is not affiliated with...

2008-07-28 21:00:33

Moderation can keep the barbecue from becoming a pit of unhealthy eating and drinking, U.S. cancer experts advise. Staff members at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey say nutrition can play a part in the treatment as well as the prevention of cancer. During barbecue season, the American Institute for Cancer guidelines for food choices suggest that to help reduce the risk of some cancers: -- If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to two for men and one for women a day. -- Limit...

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