For more than 30 years, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has been at the forefront of funding research and educating Americans about the link between lifestyle and cancer risk. We have made great progress thanks to the tremendous support from the scientific and health professional communities, as well as the general public who are invested in our research. However, our work is never finished, as awareness of the link between lifestyle and cancer risk is still too low among Americans.
For many cancer patients, treatment can lead to changes in their sense of taste and smell that can make it challenging to eat healthy. During and even after treatment, changes in eating habits are commonly reported, which can cause unintended weight change and poor nutrition.
From research findings to controversies, we saw a lot of important stories related to lifestyle and cancer in 2019. In no particular order, here are a few of the stories we think are important to remember.