A recently released report shows that an alcoholic drink every day can increase the risks of developing breast cancer. Despite the fact that previous research demonstrated that a glass of red wine a day could be beneficial for our health, this most recent study shows that it can still have an adverse effect as well.
Research for the new report was conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund and also the American Institute for Cancer Research.
According to its results, even a small quantity of alcohol consumed on a daily basis can increase the risks of developing breast cancer. Still, the same research also revealed that working out can reduce that chance.
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women as one in eight one could develop this disease. Scientists are still unable to determine the exact facts that leads to its appearance. Some of the factors that influence (not cause) cancer include hormone levels, smoking, drinking, medical conditions, and the diet.
An Alcoholic Drink a Day, a Risk Factor, Exercise, an Improvement?
This new report that consuming even 10 grams of alcohol every day can turn into a risk factor. The team based its results on a meta-analysis of 119 observational studies from all over the world. These included around 12 million women and data on over 260,000 cases of breast cancer.
The risk factor was noted to vary in agreement with both consumption rates and the age of the particular person. These same factors also accounted for a slightly different percentage regarding the efficiency of physical exercise. In general, vigorous exercise, for example running or cycling, was noted to lead to a 10 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer. Nonetheless, even moderate exercise was established to have beneficial effects.
“Having a physically active lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life and limiting alcohol are all steps women can take to lower their risk,” said Dr. Anne McTiernan.
She is the report’s lead author and also a cancer expert part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
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