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.

July 15, 2010 | 1 minute read

What’s Your State’s Grade? The new “F as in Fat” report

Obesity rates continue to rise in the U.S.

The number of adults who are overweight or obese increased in over half the states according to a new report released in June.

The relatively good news is that the rate of childhood obesity is stable, but it is still too high.

Here’s a rundown of the stats:

Number of states with increased adult obesity –28

Number of states with adult obesity rates above 25% – 38

Number of states with adult obesity rates above 20% in 1991 – 0

Number of states with adult obesity rates above 20% in 2010 – 49

Number of top ten obese states also in top ten for poverty – 7

Cancer cases caused by overweight/obesity in the U.S. every year – 100,000

You can see find information on many health issues in your state at the “Trust for America’s Health” website.  This group, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compiled and released the report.

You can find information on reducing your risk for cancer through a healthy weight here.

Where does your state rank in this report?

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