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New Approaches Necessary to Counteract Growing Childhood Obesity Rates

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Childhood obesity is on the rise and has garnered more attention with the recent release of an Institute of Medicine report and the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” Current research stresses the need for action in counteracting growing obesity rates—including strategies specifically targeting pregnant women, infants and toddlers. In the U.S., 10% of preschoolers are obese and another 10% are overweight. Obese preschoolers are likely to be obese throughout their childhood. Studies have found ...

Healthy Recipes: Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on June 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Recipe Description: Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a delicious, tart frozen yogurt. It is quick and easy to prepare, but plan ahead if you’re using fresh berries—they take a little longer to freeze. Mini chocolate chips give you the most chocolate in every bite, but any kind of chip will work—dark-chocolate lovers should try bittersweet chips. Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla ...

Healthy Recipes: Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 24th, 2012 | No Comments »
Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Yield: 6 calzones Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of corn and broccoli, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. Part-skim ricotta and mozzarella make our pizza pockets lower in saturated fat. Plus a whole-wheat crust adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels ...

Researcher Studies How Fiber Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Dallas Donohoe, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in fall 2008 to examine how fiber protects against colorectal cancer. We caught up with Dr. Donohoe to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_7181" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Dallas Donohoe, PhD"][/caption] What led you to the field of colorectal cancer prevention? My research on ...