Having Just One Alcoholic Drink a Day Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer
A new study discovers that drinking even a small portion of an alcoholic drink, wine, beer or hard liquor, on a daily basis increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
To better understand the relationship between alcohol and the risk of breast cancer, a team of scientists evaluated data from 10 previous studies that included pre-menopausal women and 22 studies with post-menopausal women.
Their analysis showed solid evidence that drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer daily increases the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer by 5%, and in post-menopausal women by 9%.
Lead author Dr. Anne McTiernan says: “We tried looking separately at beer, wine, and spirits, but none jumped out as being more or less problematic. They all showed the same trends.”
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