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Alcoholism and Breast Cancer

Alcoholism and Breast Cancer

Many studies have proved Alcoholism or Alcohol Addiction has direct linkage to mouth, throat, liver and esophagus cancer.  Recent study also found that alcohol can also increase the risk of developing Breast Cancer.  Women drinkers are having higher risk of developing breast cancer especially after the age of 50.

According to a recent study,  women who drink 1 standard cup of alcoholic drink a day have slightly higher risk of breast cancer compare to the non-drinkers.  However,  those who have 7 bottles of beer or 14 cups of wine or 1.26 liters of sake weekly have about 1.75 times the risk of the non-drinker.  Less than 1 person per 100 people with breast cancer among the non-drinking women, however, 2.1 people per 100 people with breast cancer among the drinking women.
Acetaldehyde, a fat-soluble toxin in alcohol can damage human cells and increase the risk of cancer.  Doctors and the American Cancer Society suggests that women should drink no more than 1 standard cup of alcohol a day to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer.