AICR Diet and Health Guidelines for Cancer Prevention


According to a report published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers successfully tested recommendations from an expert report from AICR called Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a global perspective.    Researchers wanted to see how following AICR’s guidelines affected cancer risk. For 13 years researchers from the Mayo Clinic tracked the diet, lifestyle, and disease rates for 29,564 women who were 55 to 69 years old at the start of the study. The results suggest that following guidelines involving physical activity, weight management and diet had greater effect than concentrating on any one guideline. The recommendations of the AICR report can be summarized in six practical guidelines. These simple action steps represent the best advice science currently offers for lowering your cancer risk and include the following:
  • Choose a diet rich in a variety of plant-based foods.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active.
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation, if at all.
  • Select foods low in fat and salt.
  • Prepare and store food safely.
And always remember… Do not use tobacco in any form.

Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control (CNCCC) Project assists in the development of networks and collaboration that produce an infrastructure for a comprehensive approach to cancer within the Cherokee Nation. Since 2003, coalition members and partners have come together to discuss the burden of cancer in Cherokee Nation. Coalition members and partners include local, regional, state and national representatives committed to identifying areas of cancer concern, planning interventions, prioritizing greatest areas of identified need, and then implementing identified strategies and/or providing needed resources. This is the second edition of the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and will serve, like the first, as an information resource for health care professionals and community members, as well as a tool for the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and its respective entities. The coalition is committed to the process of enhancing infrastructure for comprehensive cancer control in the Cherokee Nation with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among the Cherokee community.