How to Enjoy Wine Without the Breast Cancer Risk

How a Breast Cancer Doc Enjoys Her Wine

Despite reports that a glass of wine a day can increase the risk of breast cancer, Dr. Christy Russell, an oncologist at the University of Southern California, admits that she likes wine "on occasion." Here's how:

1. Stick to just a glass or two of wine per week. Moderate amounts of red wine have been shown to help prevent heart attack.

2. On the days that you do drink, make sure you get enough folic acid. I eat a lot of green, leafy vegetables and cereal that's fortified with folate. Studies have shown that adequate folate intake (430 micrograms a day) can mitigate the cancer-inducing risks of alcohol.

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