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

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity 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.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

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

May 12, 2011 | 2 minute read

Cancer Prevention and Grilling: How Smart are You?

Check out this month’s eNews – it includes great information on food, activity, healthy aging and cancer prevention.

Start with our online quiz: Test Your Healthy Aging IQ. Take the quiz here and see how you compare with Americans over age 50 we recently surveyed.

Before you start your grilling this summer, check out our Four Tips for Healthy Grilling article to help you answer these questions.

1.              What percentage of American households report doing some grilling during the year?

2.              Is it safest to grill meat, poultry and fish at high temperatures until they are well-done or even charred?

3.              Will marinating your meat before grilling reduce the compounds that form when meat is grilled?

4.              Is HCA a government agency?

5.              Can grilling fruits and vegetables be a great way to enjoy the backyard barbecue and add some cancer protection to your diet?

Keep reading for the answers:

1.              80% of Americans grill according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association.

2.              False. Grilling at high temps and charring meat can lead to formation of compounds that are cancer-causing.

3.              Yes, marinating may reduce formation of one of the cancer-causing compounds.

4.              HCA – Heterocyclic amines are cancer-causing compounds formed when meat, poultry or fish is cooked with high temperatures or charred.

5.              Yes. Fruits and non-starchy vegetables probably protect against a number of cancers (including mouth, esophagus, and stomach).

What are your favorite healthy grilling recipes?

One comment on “Cancer Prevention and Grilling: How Smart are You?

  1. Brue on

    Hello there, your blog’s style is easy and clear and i like it. Your blog posts are excellent. Please retain them coming. Greets!!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From the Blog