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.

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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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