Conversations About Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance

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Recently, AICR/WCRF released its report Diet, nutrition and physical activity: Energy balance and body fatness, on lifestyle factors most strongly linked to weight gain, overweight and obesity. This is important for cancer prevention, because overweight and obesity increase risk for at least 12 types of cancer. Key findings from the new report show physical activity, certain foods and beverages, and dietary patterns play an important role in energy balance and body weight management.

The same rigorous approach used in producing the AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project (CUP) reports was used in compiling this report: the systematic reviews, meta-analyses and expert panel evaluations ensure the quality and trustworthiness of the evidence-based findings. These findings can help dietitians, doctors and health educators work with patients to explore specific behaviors that decrease or increase risk of weight gain. Encouraging clients to identify realistic and specific steps to avoid or stop weight gain can be empowering. Yet, there are challenges for clinicians in discussing weight, including obesity stigma, anti-fat bias, unrealistic weight loss goals and the difficulty of weight loss for many people. Read more… “Conversations About Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance”

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    New AICR/WCRF Report on Growing Obesity Epidemic Released

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    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recently launched a new report as part of its Continuous Update Project (CUP) titled – Diet, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: Energy Balance and Body Fatness, which highlights the wide prevalence and causes of obesity. Dr. Anne McTiernan, a Research Professor in Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is one of AICR expert panel members. Her research also includes a specific focus on mechanisms that are known to link obesity and sedentary lifestyle to cancer. Here she outlines the major findings of the report and their significance in a Q&A session.
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      Move More and Sit Less for Cancer Prevention and Survival, say New HHS Guidelines

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      On November 12, 2018, the U.S. government did something good for our health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave us clear guidelines for the amount and types of physical activity to reduce the risk for common diseases, and to improve health for people with chronic diseases.
      Read more… “Move More and Sit Less for Cancer Prevention and Survival, say New HHS Guidelines”

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