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 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.

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.

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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 9, 2015 | 2 minute read

How big a glass of liqueur counts as one alcoholic drink?

Q: How big a glass of liqueur counts as one alcoholic drink?

A: The size that defines “one standard drink” is based on the concentration of alcohol and for liqueurs this can range from one-and-a-half to 3 ounces. For example, some of the anise- or fruit-flavored and sweetened whiskey-based liqueurs contain 40 percent alcohol. That corresponds to 80-proof, which is how you’ll see alcohol content listed on the label. A standard serving size for 80-proof spirits (vodka, gin and whiskey) or liqueurs is one-and-a-half ounces (the size of a “shot glass”). However, other liqueurs, including some of the chocolate, almond and coffee flavors, are lower in alcohol (50- to 60-proof), and liqueurs that contain cream are often about 34-proof. So for these liqueurs that are less concentrated in alcohol, two to three ounces would be considered a serving.

To help prevent cancer and promote overall good health, keep alcohol consumption to no more than one standard drink per day for women, and no more than two for men. If liqueurs are your choice of alcohol, remember that these high sugar drinks may add up to 150 to 240 calories per standard serving. A three-ounce serving of a cream-based liqueur usually contains about 300 calories, compared to about 100 calories in the unsweetened distilled liquors. Excess calories from any alcoholic beverage can lead to weight gain.

If you choose to drink any type of alcohol, keep in mind that large portions or excess servings can add up to both short-term weight control difficulty and a long-term cancer risk.

To read more about alcohol and cancer risk, see The Facts About Alcohol.

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