Mar 17, · March 17, -- A new study continues to link drinking alcohol -- especially wine -- to an increase in breast cancer risk. Researchers in Sweden . Jul 25, · Red wine linked to increased risk of breast cancer Alcohol consumption is positively correlated with breast cancer risk, particularly hormone receptor positive (ER+/PR+) and lobular breast cancer. The association between alcohol intake and increased breast cancer risk is strongest in postmenopausal women.
Alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk among women from five ethnic groups with light to moderate intakes: the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Int J Cancer. (6), Li Y, Baer D, Friedman GD, Udaltsova N, Shim V, Klatsky AL. Wine, liquor, beer and risk of breast cancer in a large population. Eur J Cancer. 45(5), May 23, · Further evidence has emerged of the link between alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer. According to a report .
Sep 11, · Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages -- beer, wine, and liquor -- increases a woman's risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells. The investigators hoped to draw public attention to the fact that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol – such as a bottle of wine per week – can increase the risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer. Men are at greater risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.