Us TOO PEORIA
A Chapter of Us TOO International since March 1993
Next meeting: July 24th
Time: Sharing groups at 7pm and speaker at 8pm
Classroom 3 &4 (Lower Level) Proctor Professional Bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Veeder, Illinois Cancer Center
Topic: New Concepts and Update.
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Sharon Windsor, registered dietitian at the Cancer Center for Healthy Living, spoke to our group about nutrition concerning prostate cancer. She highlighted recommendations from a study done by The World Cancer Research Fund and The American Institute for Cancer Research. Their report’s first recommendation was that a person should strive to be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight. Rec. #2, be physically active as part of everyday life. Rec. #3, limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks. Rec. #4, eat mostly foods of plant origin. Rec. #5, limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat. Rec. #6, limit alcoholic drinks, women-< 1 beverage/day, 1 beer, 4oz. wine, men-2 beverages/day. Rec. #7, limit consumption of salt. Avoid moldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes). 1500mg/day is a safe level of sodium. Rec. #8, aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.
Sharon shared a pamphlet with us about the health risks involved with grilling. Grilling causes “muscle meats” (red meat, poultry and fish) to produce cancer-causing compounds. These compounds, called, HCAs (heterocyclic amines), have been shown to cause tumors in animals and possibly increase the risk of cancers of the breast, colon, stomach and prostate in humans.
She left copies of her presentation and pamphlets for us to have in our library that is available at our meetings.
Sharon encouraged us to take advantage of the Cancer Center for Healthy Living’s online library where an individual can learn more about understanding cancer diagnosis and treatment. The website address is www.cchlpeoria.org.
You can learn more about this study from The American Institute for Cancer Research at www.aicr.org.
The Bloomington Us TOO chapter is hosting a 5k walk on Sat. Sept. 8 at 10am. The walk will take place at Dawson Lake, Moraine State Park and will benefit Us TOO International. The walk is to honor the memory of William D. Tucker. For more info email Shirlie Tucker at email@example.com or Susie Tongate at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Information will be posted shortly on our website about the upcoming Dan Fogelburg weekend Sept. 28-29. As you probably know, Dan was a product of the Peoria area and wrote and performed many songs in his music career. Dan passed away at age 56, on December 16, 2007 from prostate cancer. You can find out more about Dan through his website, www.dfpeoria.com.