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November 2008
Issue 29
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 GentryOur Annual Research Conference earlier this month was a huge success, but it sure kept us busy! We’ll tell you all about it soon – but this month, please enjoy this special Thanksgiving-themed issue of the AICR e.Newsletter. It’s our way of saying thank you for supporting AICR and our vital mission – especially in these challenging economic times.

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Eating With Others brochureFeatured Brochure:
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Arm yourself with tools to recognize and resist the unconscious cues that cause you to eat more at social gatherings and family events.
Send a festive message to friends, coworkers, and loved ones. Get tasty Thanksgiving recipes!

Family Autumn WalkFive Tips for a Healthier, Cancer-Protective Thanksgiving

Looking for ways to keep from piling on the food and the pounds over the holidays? Here are five things to keep in mind before, during, and after next week’s big gathering.

  1. Vary it Up The 80-20 Rule, and how to make it work for you and your guests.
  2. Start with a Starter Want to control your T-Day appetite? The answer, researchers say, might lie in your choice of appetizer.
  3. Pick the Perfect Portion Handy tricks to help you apportion those portions.
  4. Burn Off the Bird We’re thankful for the simple pleasures – and numerous health benefits – of the after-dinner walk.
  5. Above All: Don’t Give Up if You Slip Up Ate too much? Here’s how to get back on track and stay there, even over the holidays.
In Brief
Brussels Sprouts Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts
with Mushrooms

Try These Healthy Holiday Recipes from AICR’s Test Kitchen

  1. Walnut-Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy
  2. Toasted Lemon Barley Pilaf with Walnuts
  3. Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
  4. Pumpkin Pie
  5. Apple Pie
White Turkey Chili
White Turkey Chili

Great, AICR-Approved Ideas for Those T-Day Leftovers

  1. Turkey Cutlets
  2. Lentils with Carrots, Onions and Turkey
  3. White Turkey Chili
Harriet Vines

Like Mother, Like Daughter

You could say that Dr. Harriet Vines is a second generation donor. Her mother was a dedicated supporter of AICR. After her mother passed on, Harriet became a monthly donor in tribute to her mother and her mother’s commitment to charities.

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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