When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

February 29, 2012 | 2 minute read

Adding up the Added Sugars

Kids of all ages and incomes are still eating too much added sugar, finds a government report released today.

The findings by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) show that children and teens are consuming an average of 16 percent of their daily calories from added sugars.

On average, boys consumed 362 calories from added sugars and girls 282 calories. As children grew older they ate more added sugars. And they ate them mostly at home. Children and teenagers ate two-thirds of their total added sugar consumption at home. Almost six of every ten added sugar calories came from food, rather than a drink.

Here’s the NCHS brief.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting added sugars and solid fats to 5 to 15 percent of daily calories.  The extra bump in sugars may lead to overweight and obesity. In adults, overweight and obesity is linked to increased risk of seven cancers, along with other chronic diseases.

The report focused on ages 2 through 19, drawing its data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The many flavors and names of added sugars can make them a challenge to identify. Take a look at The Many Names of Sugar to see what to look for on the Nutrition Label.

Are there ways you have cut down on added sugars for your kids?

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