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.

March 24, 2010 | 1 minute read

Lots of Cheese, Chicken & Soft Drinks

Americans’ love of cheese and chicken has steadily grown over the last century. And soft drinks, first introduced in the 1940s, has now overtaken coffee and milk as the beverage of choice. These are just a few fun facts into how American’s eating habits have shifted over the last 100 years, thanks to recent USDA data.

USDA’s Economic Research Service collects information on U.S. food availability that now spans 100 years. The data measures food supply, not intake, but it’s a gauge of what we’re eating (and drinking) over time.

The fact that soft drink consumption has overtaken other common and less caloric beverages may play a role in the obesity epidemic, which is one reason AICR recommends that people avoid sugary drinks for cancer prevention.

You can look at more ERS food availability data here.

The data also suggests Americans have an ever-increasing amount of food choices, including lots of fruits and vegetables.

What’s a food that you couldn’t live without that wasn’t available 100 years ago? For me, frozen broccoli is in the top ten.

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