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September 2, 2015  |  Issue 180

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Health Care Forum
War On Cancer

September 29th in Boston, War On Cancer Conf discount

With support from The Economist, AICR is proud to offer our readers and supporters the opportunity to attend the War on Cancer conference at a discount of $350. Please use the code AICR350 when registering.

Rosemarie SchmandtScientist in the Spotlight:
Rosemarie Schmandt

An avid runner, Rosemarie Schmandt, PhD, combines her passion for exercise with her professional interest in cancer prevention. Now, in an AICR-funded study, she is investigating how exercise may slow ovarian tumor growth by affecting a protein produced by visceral fat.


Research Roundup

Purple PotatoesPurple Potatoes Decrease Colon Tumors in Mice

A new lab study has found that baked purple potatoes and their phytochemicals slow the growth of colon cancer tumors in mice by targeting the cancer's stem cells.

 

 

Water in a Glass with LimeDrinking Water Before Meals May Boost Weight Loss

For those working to lose weight, drinking water before a meal may help increase the loss by a small but significant amount, suggests a new study that adds to the research on strategies for weight control.

 

Whole Grain Infographic MiniMore Americans Eating Whole Grains, Health Benefits Key

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are making at least half of their grains whole grains, with about nine of ten people eating whole grains for the health benefits, according to a new survey.

 

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