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.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

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.

April 29, 2010 | 2 minute read

Serve Up a Healthy Weight

Forget serving bowls.  If you’re trying to cut back to lose some weight, a simple strategy may help in a big way.

According to a Cornell University study titled “Serve Here; Eat There,” if you leave the serving dishes off the table you may eat less.

The researchers studied the amount of food 78 adults ate under different conditions.  They served some meals from the kitchen (“plated the food”) and allowed serving dishes to be on the table at other meals.

They found that people refilled their plates fewer times if food was served from the kitchen.  Overall, people ate 20% fewer calories (men ate about 29% less) when serving dishes were absent from the table.

Finding healthy ways to reduce extra body fat could help Americans reduce cancer cases by 100,000 every year according to AICR.  Learning to eat smaller portions and limiting “seconds” is one strategy experts say works.

So to lower your risk for cancer and other chronic disease, try this at home: Serve the food in the kitchen and leave the serving dishes off the table – with one exception.  Leave vegetable serving bowls on the table.  You may find you and your family emptying the vegetable bowl rather than filling up on pasta or meat.

How do you serve your meals?

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