This month is American Heart Month and you’ve probably read a story on how to protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the leading cause of death in the United States; cancer is the second.
It’s a good thing then, that the lifestyle strategies recommended to prevent heart disease are strikingly similar to those of cancer prevention. In short: eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and stay a healthy weight.
The latest issue of AICR’s Cancer Research Update examines the similarities – and difference – in the recommendations to reduce risk for heart disease and cancer.
The summary was published jointly by AICR and PAHO, and adapts the report’s global policy recommendation to Latin American countries.
The launch event here in DC was well-attended, and over 30 countries participated via web. A lively discussion followed (the Q and A session went on for over 30 minutes) including the comments of the Deputy Health Minister of Panama, who participated by phone.
AICR Vice President for Programs Deirdre McGinley-Gieser spoke briefly to fit the new summary into the wider context of AICR’s ongoing mission, and to express how excited we are to partner with PAHO, an organization that can help effect the kind of changes that could lower cancer rates in the Americas and save millions of lives.
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.