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Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

What Do You Know About Nutrition and Cancer?

A diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is important for good health. What effect does diet have on your risk for cancer? Find out by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

1. Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day may reduce your risk for certain types of cancer.
2. Eating high-fat animal foods such as red meat won't increase your cancer risk.
3. Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.
4. Limiting your intake of preserved meats may reduce your cancer risk.
5. Eating plenty of foods made from grains, such as bread and cereal, is good for your heart, but may not have an effect on your risk for cancer.
6. Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage) may reduce your cancer risk.
7. Using artificial sweeteners can increase your cancer risk.
8. Drinking red wine or other alcoholic beverages can reduce your cancer risk.
 
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