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May 2008
Issue 23
AICR is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention,
interprets the evidence, and educates the public about the results.
Feature Article

Welcome From
Marilyn Gentry

Marilyn GentryThis month’s AICR e.Newsletter will help you take full advantage of everything that makes springtime such a healthy time of year, from its bounty of cancer-fighting produce to its lengthening days, perfect for long walks in the fresh air and sunshine. Enjoy.

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Quick Tip:

Did you know? On average, 75 percent of the salt in American diets comes from processed foods like potato chips, convenience foods and lunchmeat. Only between 5 to 10 percent is added during cooking and at the table. (Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, USDA)

Alcoholic Drinks

Alcohol and Cancer: More Evidence

Research continues to support AICR’s recommendation to limit alcohol intake. Recent findings are helping us better understand alcohol’s link to breast cancer.

In Brief

Move More and Get F.I.T.T.

Being physically active every day protects against cancer, but who has the time? You do -- if you know the four letters that will help you get and stay focused.


Busting the Myth: Cancer and the Body’s Acid-Base Balance

AICR’s Myth Busting series returns – this time tackling another whopper that’s circulating the net.


Prepping your Produce: Part One

How you store and prepare fresh vegetables and fruit makes a difference. Here’s some advice to help you preserve the freshness – and health protective potential – of produce.


In Season: Asparagus

This hallmark of spring is attracting fresh attention from both scientists and lovers of healthy, delicious food.

Asparagus on Red Background

Anatomy of a Recipe: Sesame Asparagus

Scroll over the highlighted words in this recipe to get tips on preparation, background on its cancer-fighting components, and more.


Today the American Institute for Cancer Research:
- Funds research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk;
- Interprets the accumulated scientific literature in the field; and
- Educates people about choices they can make to reduce their chances of developing cancer.

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