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Researcher progress report: The impact of diet on breast and colorectal cancers

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Susan Steck, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the University of South Carolina was awarded the Prevent Cancer Foundation – Living in Pink grant last year for her project, “Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers.” Now that she’s a little over a year into her two-year study, we asked for an update on her project. 1. What led to your interest in cancer prevention research in breast and colorectal cancers? Tell us a little about ...

5 of the healthiest cheeses

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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You don’t normally see cheese on healthy food lists, but it’s part of pretty much everyone’s diet. No matter how healthy I eat, there is always room for a little cheese. This month, I did some research on the healthiest types of cheese that you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In general, choose cheeses that are low in sodium and fat - soft cheeses tend to have higher amounts of both. Here are 5 cheeses ...

Healthy recipe: Cherry, wild rice & quinoa salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Recipe Description: This whole grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3/4 cup wild rice 2. 1/2 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if ...

Healthy recipe: Clementine & five-spice chicken

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken recipe gets its intense and complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients but it looks and tastes fantastic. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 8-10 clementines, divided 2. Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese ...