Study Links Alcohol To Recurrence Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors who drink three to four drinks a week have a 34% higher chance of recurrence, says a new study from the Kaiser Permanante. All types of alcohol - beer, liquor, wine - pose the same risk with a greater risk among overweight women. "It has been suggested that alcohol could increase the risk of breast cancer by increasing estrogen metabolism and circulating levels of estrogen, thus promoting growth of the tumor," said lead researcher Marilyn Kwan Ph.D. during her presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week.


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