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.”
A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of seven kinds of cancer. Scientists link even moderate drinking to a higher risk.
These seven types include head, neck, esophageal, liver colorectal and female breast cancer, according to the analysis of studies examined the connection between drinking alcohol and cancer.
Jennie Connor from the University of Otago, New Zealand, conducted the analysis in which comprehensive reviews conducted over the past decade by the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer were included among others. The findings lead to the conclusion that alcohol-attributable cancers of those 7 types make up nearly 5% of all cancer deaths worldwide.
It appears there is no matter which type of alcohol beverage a person consumes – wine, beer, or hard liquor. The higher alcohol consumption, the higher the risk of cancer is. The author called this relationship “dose-response relationship.”