August 22, 2018 | Issue 244
Since it started, The Ride has raised over $66 million for cancer research, cancer prevention and enhanced cancer care. A decade of riding and fundraising compels me to ask myself, “What has it accomplished? What has changed?”
A long-term study suggests that women who eat over five and a half servings of fruits and vegetables daily have a lower risk of breast cancer than those who eat two and a half servings or fewer.
Many foods that reduce the risk of cancer are bitter tasting. A study suggests that one may have greater exposure to risk if bitter food sensitivity translates to avoidance of key foods that reduce the risk of cancer.
Earlier this month, 18 Grant Review Panel members met at the American Institute for Cancer Research to evaluate grant proposals addressing the effects of lifestyle choices on cancer risk and outcomes.