Mixed Messaging on Red Wine: Separating Myth from Fact

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Many choices you make to lower the risk of cancer pack an extra health-protective punch because they also lower the risk of heart disease. But trying to make a smart choice about alcohol can be confusing.
Alcohol — especially wine — has an image as a heart-healthy choice, and fewer than 4 in 10 people are aware that alcohol poses a cancer risk. But it does, and the link should be of special concern to women since increased breast cancer risk starts at relatively low amounts of alcohol.

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Healthy Eating Strategies: Is It Time to Add More Variety?

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Whether you are a cancer survivor seeking ways to navigate your way to healthier eating habits, or someone who wants to reduce risk of cancer without jumping from one hyped-up claim to another, taking stock of the variety in your everyday food choices can be an excellent starting point. This step fits well as part of AICR’s iTHRIVE Plan for survivors, as well as AICR’s New American Plate Challenge that combines cancer risk reduction strategies with a realistic approach to managing weight.
Expanding variety of foods like vegetables, whole grains, fruits and pulses (dried beans, dried peas and lentils) can improve the quality of your overall eating habits and make healthful eating more fun.

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