Go Pink AND Red

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As Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, must we put away the pink ribbons as we start preparing our red ribbons to “Go Red” for heart health? Or what would it look like to “Go Pink AND Red” all year long? I touched on this while addressing fellow registered dietitian nutritionists at our premier national educational conference. I presented on translating the AICR recommendations for reducing cancer risk in the context of overall health. I am passionately committed to sharing the message that a healthful lifestyle will mean reducing risk of cancer AND risk of heart disease, so I was both thrilled and honored at this opportunity.
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    2018 Nutrition News, Hot off the Press

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    I returned from the 2018 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ refreshed, invigorated and recharged with a passion for nutrition and cancer. This year FNCE®, a conference for Registered Dietitians, was located D.C., right in AICR’s backyard. The conference included scientific sessions and a massive expo hall.
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      CDC Says, Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits and Vegetables

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      AICR research shows that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk for many cancers and promote better health. Recommended amounts for most adults are 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day. Recently released AICR’s Diet and Cancer Report found that even if these targets are not quite reached, increasing vegetables and fruits above very low levels has the potential to reduce the risk of several cancers. More vegetables and fruits also lower the risk of heart disease, and may help reduce weight gain that promotes the development of cancer and other chronic diseases.
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