Healthier Ways to Grill Meat and Celebrate Summer

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By Laura Nathan-Garner, MD Anderson Staff Writer

focusedonhealth.jpgMaybe you've heard: eating red and processed meats may increase your risk of colorectal cancer. That's the word according to a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

News like that sure can put a damper on your summer grilling plans. After all, who wants to host a barbecue when the food could send your guests' health up in flames?

Well, here's some good news. By making a few small changes to what -- and how -- you grill, you can keep cancer off the menu at your next barbecue.

Learn about healthier ways to grill meat in this month's issue of Focused on Health. For a sweet treat, you might even want to whip up our cancer-fighting recipe for strawberry-rhubarb parfaits.

You'll also find crowd-pleasing ideas to get your whole family moving in the warm weather. And, you'll learn about the hottest breakthroughs in cancer prevention -- and find out which ones might help you.

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