Research news and views on preventing and surviving cancer
Author: Alice RD
Alice G. Bender, MS, RDN, is the Director of Nutrition Programs at AICR. She helps put the science of cancer prevention by providing tips and tools to choose nutritious and delicious foods. Alice has guided thousands of individuals to healthier lives through diet changes and choices.
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation could have a major impact on cancer rates when today’s children become adults.
AICR estimates that approximately 100,000 cancers occurring in the US every year are caused by excess body fat. Add physical activity and a healthy diet to weight management, and we could prevent about one-third of the most common cancers. And what better prevention strategy than helping children adopt healthier behaviors?
A refrigerator make-over may be just what you need to snap out of your winter diet doldrums. Escape that gray, snowy day and head to the nearest supermarket produce section.
Stock your fridge with antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains and take your crucial first step toward an energy-boosting, cancer-fighting diet.
AICR is ready to help you get started on your refrigerator redo with our Steps to a Healthy Fridge. Try it out and let us know how you’re making changes. Send us your photos – before, after or ‘as is’ and we’ll post some here.
Sardines are high in omega 3 fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fat that seems to offer protection against both heart disease and cancer. Since most Americans don’t get enough omega 3’s, these relatively inexpensive and easy to find canned wonders could be a nutrition gold mine.
In addition to the healthy fats and protein, sardines are a good source of calcium, iron, zinc and selenium. Calories are just slightly higher than salmon.