There is no hiding under ‘red wine’ benefits for women again! One risk certainly weighs heavier

Alcohol is a major Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Alcohol of any type; wine, and liquor has been shown to be a very high risk factor for breast cancer. Alcohol increases a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer, estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer; there by causing havoc in the DNA in cells. A recent study did a comparison of women who don’t drink against women that drink and discovers that ‘women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have 15% higher risk of breast cancer. Experts estimate that the risk of breast cancer goes up by another 10% for each additional drink women regularly have each day’ the researchers said

The study further reveals that young girls between the age of 9 to 15 ‘who drink three to five drinks a week have three times the risk of developing benign breast lumps. (Certain categories of non-cancerous breast lumps are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer later in life.)’On breast cancer recurrence, another study suggests ‘that drinking even a few alcoholic beverages per week (three to four drinks) increased the risk of breast cancer coming back in women who’d been diagnosed with early-stage disease.’

More researches are coming out on a regular basis all pointing to the risk of alcohol intake by women of all ages. What about red wine for women? It is no news that certain quantity of red wine is good for the heart but the most recent research this week on BMJ has knocked out alcohol intake of all kinds. Their report concluded that ‘ there was strong evidence that the risk of a range of cancers, particularly breast cancer, increased directly in line with consumption of any amount of alcohol’ Committee on Carcinogenicity, a UK non-statutory advisory body, also said that between 4% and 6% of all new cancers in the UK in 2013 were caused by alcohol consumption.

There is no hiding under ‘red wine’ benefits for women again! One risk certainly weighs heavier. All works are pointing to alcohol consumption as a risk factor for breast cancer and thus regular alcohol consumer should think twice.





Breast Cancer .Org



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