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In this edition, we look at the increasingly popular organic food movement and help you decide if it's worth the cost. We also explain how to cut through the hype and buy sports clothes that are right for you.

Bowel cancer survivor Frank is here to explain why eligible Aussies should take the bowel screening test and lastly, we discuss alcohol harm and what action needs to be taken.

We hope you enjoy this issue.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Gym clothingHow to choose exercise gear
Buying exercise gear can be an overwhelming process. To help you cut through the hype and glitz of sports clothing and make practical choices, here's what to look for when you hit the shops.

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FrankFrank urges Aussies to get behind bowel screening
Frank had no symptoms when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Luckily a bowel screening kit picked up his cancer early. He is now encouraging others to do the test before it's too late.

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Organic vegetablesOrganic food - is it worth the cost?
Organic foods are increasingly available in greengrocers, specialty stores, supermarkets and cafes. But what does organic really mean and is it worth the extra dollars? Cancer Council's resident dietitian Alison takes a closer look.

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Man with beerTime to put brakes on harmful booze consumption
International scientific evidence shows government policy interventions are the key levers to shift harmful drinking behaviour. However, our governments are consistently falling short of taking effective steps to address the harms of alcohol.

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Healthy tip
Cut back on alcohol
A new study warns that the health benefits of alcohol consumption may have been overstated. The study conducted by the British Medical Journal found that there are little to no health benefits in the consumption of alcohol.
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Does makeup protect you from getting sunburnt?
A cosmetic that contains sunscreen does offer protection from the sun's UV but not for the whole day. For example, a cosmetic with SPF30 will only be effective for up to two hours. To ensure continued protection, re-apply every two hours and use other sun protection throughout the day.
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Does wearing a bra to bed increase your risk of breast cancer?
There's a myth that says wearing a bra to bed blocks the lymph flow in the breast, increasing the risk of breast cancer. But ladies, we've got some news that will help you sleep easy.
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