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AICR Cancer Research Update
February 23, 2011 | Issue 64
3 different Ages of Women in Silhouette

Science in the Spotlight

Adolescence: Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Risk

Cancer can take years to develop. Emerging research now suggests there are certain time spans where a woman is especially susceptible to factors that can increase – or decrease – breast cancer risk. Adolescence may be one of those times.

Research Roundup

Smiling female Survivor

Although studies on cancer survivors’ lifestyle behaviors has grown steadily more research is needed to develop nutrition recommendations and help survivors prevent recurrence and prevent and/or manage the many late effects of treatment


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Gut Bacteria

The global rate of obesity has almost doubled since 1980 with the United States having the highest mean BMI of all high-income countries.


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AICR Annual Research Conference on food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. November 3-4, 2011, Capital Hilton, Washington DC.

In this Issue:

Cancer Survivorship: More Lifestyle Research Needed, More Coming

The Obesity Rates: US on Top

AICR Annual Research Conference: Save the Date!

In Brief:

How Inactive is Your County?

The least physically active groups live in Kentucky and West Virginia while the most physically active live in Colorado and Wyoming, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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