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October 2017 Issue

One Drink a Day May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Imbibing just one alcoholic beverage a day increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to research. London researchers reviewed 119 studies worldwide that included over 12 million women and 260,000 plus cases of breast cancer. There is strong evidence that consuming alcoholic drinks increases risks of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. Alcohol is converted into toxic acetaldehyde, which builds up in the body, meaning more cancer-causing cell damage. The studies showed being physically active, especially vigorous physical activity, decreases risk.

World Cancer Research Fund International/American Institute for Cancer Research, Continuous Update Project Report, May 2017