2018 Nutrition News, Hot off the Press

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I returned from the 2018 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ refreshed, invigorated and recharged with a passion for nutrition and cancer. This year FNCE®, a conference for Registered Dietitians, was located D.C., right in AICR’s backyard. The conference included scientific sessions and a massive expo hall.
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    CDC Says, Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits and Vegetables

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    AICR research shows that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk for many cancers and promote better health. Recommended amounts for most adults are 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day. Recently released AICR’s Diet and Cancer Report found that even if these targets are not quite reached, increasing vegetables and fruits above very low levels has the potential to reduce the risk of several cancers. More vegetables and fruits also lower the risk of heart disease, and may help reduce weight gain that promotes the development of cancer and other chronic diseases.
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      Cancer Metabolism? It’s Complicated

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      Last weekend, I attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on Metabolism and Cancer. This meeting was a three-day immersion in a topic that, even after over 20 years as a cancer researcher, was sometimes enough to make my head spin. Fortunately, sharper minds than mine are chipping away at the almost overwhelming complexity to reveal the secrets of how tumors grow, spread, evade our immune system and become resistant to treatments. The bottom line is: it’s complicated.

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