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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    Got the Drunchies? How Heavy Drinking Influences Eating Behaviors

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    That insane craving you have for pizza, tacos, and cheeseburgers that comes after a night of drinking alcohol has a name – the “drunchies,” or drunk munchies – and it brings with it a not-so-surprising bonus: weight gain. Over time, that weight gain can lead to obesity and diabetes – two contributors to cancer risk. Findings from a new study suggest that drinking alcohol influences college students’ eating behaviors – and not in a good way.
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      Liver Cancer Death Rates Steadily Rising, Many Cases Preventable

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      Deaths from liver cancer have steadily increased over the past several years, with higher rates of mortality affecting most regions of the country, according to two recently published studies. The deaths are largely caused by consuming high amounts of alcohol.

      AICR research shows a clear link between heavy alcohol consumption and liver cancer, finding that three drinks a day increase risk of this cancer.

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