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AICR research is making an impact in the real world. Browse the latest studies, presentations and media mentions below.

Walnuts may alter microbiome, suppress colon tumors in mice
A new study finds that eating walnuts appears to alter gut bacteria and suppress colon tumors. When compared to a control group consuming a regular diet with no walnuts, a group consuming walnuts showed a slight decrease in colon tumor growth.

Published in Cancer Prevention Research, the study was supported in part by the American Institute for Cancer Research and California Walnut Commission.

Why are men who have obesity more likely to develop colorectal cancer than women?
Read our interview with AICR grantee, Angela Murphy, to learn more about her research into how obesity mediates colorectal cancer differently in men and women.

Breastfeeding can reduce risk of breast cancer
A report recently released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund points to possible explanations on how breast-feeding can lower women’s risk of developing breast cancer. These findings were published in Medical News Today.

AICR presentation at American Society of Preventative Oncology Meeting
On March 12, two members of WCRF/AICR’s Continuous Update Project Expert Panel, Dr. Elisa Bandera and Dr. Edward Giovannucci, led a panel on dietary guidelines to prevent cancer.

Coming soon: Our Third Expert Report on diet, nutrition, and cancer
In May, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund will release their Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective that will review the findings of cancer prevention research and offer the most reliable cancer prevention advice based on them.