Your Health: Nov. 29, 1999

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CLINK! Here's something to toast on New Year's: a major study shows that besides warding off heart disease, moderate amounts of alcohol may reduce the risk of stroke. The likelihood of suffering a stroke dropped 20% in men who drank anywhere from one glass a week to one glass a day. Any kind of alcohol works, but don't go overboard. Excessive booze--more than a few drinks a day--raises blood pressure, which dramatically heightens your risk of stroke.

GUT REACTION All kinds of fiber can help prevent colon cancer, but now a preliminary report on pigs suggests that one type--wheat...

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