Does Burnt Toast Cause Cancer?

Does Burnt Toast Cause Cancer?

When starchy foods are cooked to a dark brown, acrylamide is formed. Animal studies suggest there might be a link between acrylamide and cancer risk, but a large, 10 country study across Europe found no significant evidence in humans (Watch Dr. Mitrou discuss this...
Physical Inactivity Leads to Higher Cancer Risk

Physical Inactivity Leads to Higher Cancer Risk

More than a quarter of adults in America age 50+ reported no physical activity outside of work during the past month—that is about 31 million people at higher risk for obesity, heart disease, and cancer. The largest demographic of inactive people was in the South. The...
Heart Disease Still the Leading Cause of Death

Heart Disease Still the Leading Cause of Death

Nationally, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., but cancer is the top killer in several subgroups and geographic regions. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Hispanic populations as well as non-Hispanic Asians and Pacific Islanders. It is...
Cancer is a Weighty Matter

Cancer is a Weighty Matter

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found growing evidence that losing weight may prevent obesity-related cancers. Those include postmenopausal breast, colorectal and esophageal cancers. The American Institute...
Lifestyle Modifications Make Big Difference in Cancer Burden

Lifestyle Modifications Make Big Difference in Cancer Burden

More than 28,000 healthcare professionals who met four healthy-living criteria (never or past smoking, moderate or no alcohol, BMI of 18.5-27.4, and regular physical activity) were compared with over 100,000 participants who did not meet all four criteria....
Keep Moving Every Day to Lower Cancer Risk

Keep Moving Every Day to Lower Cancer Risk

Results of 12 prospective U.S. and European cancer studies were pooled (1.44 million participants) to analyze the impact of high vs. low physical activity levels. Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks for 13 common cancers types. Most of these...
Stomach Cancer Risk

Stomach Cancer Risk

A comprehensive and systematic review of global research shows that drinking alcohol, consuming processed meat and being overweight all increase the risk of stomach cancer. For each 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of processed meat consumed each day—the equivalent of only one...
Obesity and Cancer Prevention

Obesity and Cancer Prevention

What is the most important thing you can do to prevent cancer other than not smoking? If you guessed being at a healthy weight, you are right. Take a look at this infographic from the American Institute of Cancer Research. LifeTip: Eat a healthy, wholesome, balanced...
Three Simple Practices to Prevent Cancer

Three Simple Practices to Prevent Cancer

1/3 of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by three simple practices: Move more. Weigh less. Eat more healthfully. If you add smoking into the equation, almost half of all cancers could be prevented. LifeTip: Take action against cancer today....
Video: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Video: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Each cell in our body, including any cancer cells, uses sugar (glucose) from our blood to fuel its metabolism. The foods we eat, even the healthful vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, provide this source of energy. There is no clear evidence that dietary sugar...
Processed Meats Classified as Cause of Cancer

Processed Meats Classified as Cause of Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer released an evaluation of red and processed meat consumption that has created a small media frenzy. An international group of scientists, after a careful review of the accumulated data, has classified processed meat as...

Lifelong Cancer Prevention

You know healthy habits can reduce the risk of cancer and other health issues. Did you know the sooner those habits start, the greater the impact they will have? The American Institute for Cancer Research has many practical activities and tips to help you adopt a...

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