Daily Alcohol Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer


Eek. Might want to think twice now about downing that cocktail. According to a recent study by the National Cancer Institute, consuming seven to 14 alcoholic drinks per week carries a 30 to 60 percent increase in breast cancer risk.

Although earlier studies have connected daily alcohol consumption with breast cancer, Fit Sugar points out that this new study shows the risk is even higher than previously thought in 2007.

“The findings from this study are significant because there are relatively few breast cancer risk factors that someone can actually modify or do something about,” Dr. Claudine Isaacs, professor of oncology at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of the study’s authors told ABC News, “and alcohol intake is one of them”

But don’t worry. Everything in moderation. According to Isaacs, “no more than one drink a day is safe.”

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