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 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.

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.

August 12, 2010 | 2 minute read

What You Can Learn in College: How to Eat for Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention is probably not a student’s highest priority as they move into residence halls, choose classes and establish a new social life.  But it’s actually a great time to develop eating habits that will last a lifetime for lowering risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.

We offer five ways to stay lean in our recent press release about the freshman fifteen.

Here are three more ways to stay on top of college life with healthy eating habits:

1. Be picky. If you find yourself grabbing cookies or dessert at every meal, take a deep breath and consider which are your very favorite 2 or 3 sweets.  Choose the days you actually have time to savor those sweets and enjoy every bite of a small to moderate portion size.

2. Know YourselfAvoid comparisons. Your roommate’s metabolism may be very different from yours.  Just because he or she appears to be able to eat large portions and not gain an ounce, that may not be true for you.  (It may not actually be true for your roommate in the long run either.)

3.Surround yourself with friends who support healthy choices. It’s easier to stay motivated to eat well and stay physically active if you are with others committed to healthy choices.

Fueled with good food and energized with exercise, you’re well on your way to success in college – and beyond.

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