Major Oncology Group Underscores AICR Research Linking Alcohol and Cancer Risks

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AICR’s analysis of the global research has continued to show over the years that drinking alcohol regularly – even light drinking – increases the risk of certain cancers.

Now a major oncology organization, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has identified alcohol as a definite risk factor for cancer for the first time, citing AICR/WCRF reports as evidence. The statement, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, aims to raise awareness of this link for both the general public and oncologists. Read more… “Major Oncology Group Underscores AICR Research Linking Alcohol and Cancer Risks”

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    Whole grains: how much do you need for lower cancer risk?

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    AICR’s latest comprehensive update on colorectal cancer produced a delicious finding on how you can lower your risk for that disease. Simply swap out some refined grains, like white bread or white rice, for flavorful whole grain foods daily and you’ll create a more cancer-protective diet.

    In the report, scientists found strong evidence, for the first time, that eating 90 grams (about 3 ounces) of whole grain foods daily reduces risk for colorectal cancer by 17 percent. Fewer amounts of whole grains provided some – but less – protection; greater amounts offered even more.

    This may be due, the report says, to the many compounds in whole grain foods like fiber, vitamin E, selenium, lignans, phenols and others that have shown anti-cancer actions in lab studies.

    Read more… “Whole grains: how much do you need for lower cancer risk?”

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      New Colorectal Cancer Report, Your FAQs Answered

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      Yesterday we released our new report on colorectal cancer and there were some exciting findings you may have heard. Whole grains and exercise were found to lower risk of this cancer; processed meat and obesity increase the findings. findings show there are many daily steps individuals can do to protect against cancer.

      Our news release highlights the key findings. But the report was a comprehensive one — including 99 studies with 29 million people –and there’s a lot in there. Here, we answer a few of the most common questions. Read more… “New Colorectal Cancer Report, Your FAQs Answered”

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