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August 2008
Issue 26
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 Gentry

Even in the dog days of summer, the AICR e.Newsletter is packed with information about diet, weight and physical activity – the three keys to preventing cancer.

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Woman's Feet On Scale 200

Three Habits for Highly Effective Weight Loss

Want to lose weight -- and possibly decrease the risk of cancer? Recent studies on weight loss offer some behavior-changing strategies.

In Brief
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Survey: Americans Falling Short on Cancer-Protective Fitness

A new AICR survey finds that most Americans consider themselves physically active. But how many are active enough to protect against cancer?

Food Label

In the News: A Closer Look at Menu Labeling

New legislation means New York City restaurant chains must now put calorie counts and other nutritional information on the menu. We look at the controversy behind this policy, which may be coming to your city.

Fruit Salsa

Anatomy of a Recipe: Peach-Tomato Salsa

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

Chippin’ in for the Fight Against Cancer

Last month two groups of AICR supporters held memorial tournaments on opposite sides of the country to celebrate the lives of people that lost their battle to cancer.

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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