For many people, soup brings an image of a cozy comfort food that just has to be good for you. Here, an update on what studies say about soup and some tips on how it can be both quick and healthy.
Put aside thoughts of whether or not you meet recommendations for walking or other moderate activity, and answer two questions of newly recognized importance: How many minutes a day do you spend butt-in-chair or-car? And of that time, how much is extended sitting versus up-and-down?
The potential relevance of these two questions to your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases was one of the major topics emerging from last week’s research conference held by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
Since I’ve been back from the conference, I’ve been plowing through the latest findings. There’s enough here that I will be making some simple changes in my life, and will be more intentional about encouraging them in my work with clients and in speaking.
Can fiber reduce breast cancer risk? The latest major research report on diet’s link to breast cancer risk concluded that data is too limited to allow any conclusions about dietary fiber. However, the report’s analysis of observational cohort studies shows that women who consumed more dietary fiber were less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consumed less. Is this enough to justify any change in steps we already take to reduce breast cancer risk?
*Note: Originally published in 2011, this post has been updated in 2019 based on results of new studies.
We can prevent about 45 percent of U.S. colorectal cancer with 5 basic lifestyle choices. According to today’s most up-to-date, research-grounded report on how diet and lifestyle reduce risk, released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) earlier this year: