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Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Studies show that women who drink more than 4 drinks per week are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
This may be because alcohol can limit the liver's ability to break down estrogen, causing elevated estrogen levels.

In brief: Yes

Studies show that women who drink more than 4 drinks per week are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
This may be because alcohol can limit the liver's ability to break down estrogen, causing elevated estrogen levels.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Too much, yes

This is a controversial topic, but most major studies agree that heavy drinking increases risk by about 10% for each daily drink.
It is extremely difficult to measure the effect if any of low to modrate drinking, especially when it comes to wine. At least one good study from france found that daily consumption of up to 2 glasses of red wine per day was associated with a significantly lower risk.

In brief: Too much, yes

This is a controversial topic, but most major studies agree that heavy drinking increases risk by about 10% for each daily drink.
It is extremely difficult to measure the effect if any of low to modrate drinking, especially when it comes to wine. At least one good study from france found that daily consumption of up to 2 glasses of red wine per day was associated with a significantly lower risk.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Use of alcohol in a inappropiate manner, such as continous alcohol dependency has been found to increase the chances of developing breast cancer.

In brief: Yes

Use of alcohol in a inappropiate manner, such as continous alcohol dependency has been found to increase the chances of developing breast cancer.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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