The Link Between Drink and a Common Cancer

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on November 21, 2011 · 0 comments

Women who drink are more likely to have breast cancer. Drinking 1 to 7 drinks a week raises the risk of developing breast cancer in the milk-producing lobules of the breast. For women who drink 14 alcoholic beverages a week the risk of lobular cancer was twice that of nondrinkers. Only 10% to 15% of all breast cancers are lobular.

Alcohol did not increase the risk of breast cancer in the milk ducts which accounts for 70% of all breast cancer.

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