It is common to have an occasional glass of wine at dinner or out socially, but for people with breast cancer, a new study reveals it could affect their health and their medication.
Alcohol-cancer link stronger than ever
Health Day TV - A link between alcohol and breast cancer
BMJ - Alcohol attributable burden of incidence of cancer in eight European countries based on results from prospective cohort study
In western Europe, an important proportion of cases of cancer can be attributable to alcohol consumption, especially consumption higher than the recommended upper limits. These data support current political efforts to reduce or to abstain from alcohol consumption to reduce the incidence of cancer.Read more
US News - Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast ChangesTeenage girls and young adult women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol appear to increase their risk of developing breast changes that can lead to cancer, according to a large new study.
News.com.au (Australia) - Booze as bad as tobacco, asbestos - Government ad campaign
A NEW goverrnment health campaign is warning West Australians that alcohol is in the same cancer-causing category as tobacco and asbestos.Read more
Alcohol and Alcoholism - Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Alcohol and Breast Cancer: Update 2012
A significant increase of the order of 4% in the risk of breast cancer is already present at intakes of up to one alcoholic drink/day. Heavy alcohol consumption, defined as three or more drinks/day, is associated with an increased risk by 40–50%.
Renal and Urology News - Prostate Cancer Linked to Heavy Alcohol Intake
Heavy ethanol intake is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa) among low-risk men with at least one prior negative prostate biopsy, investigators reported here at the annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. It also is associated with an elevated risk for high-grade PCa.
The Guardian - Two glasses of wine a day 'triples mouth cancer risk'
Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a government campaign will warn.Read more
The Atlantic - The Truth About Breast Cancer and Drinking Red Wine—or Any Alcohol
This week many middle-aged women experienced joy, and maybe even raised a glass, upon reading that red wine might stave off breast cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Women's Health, turns out to be quite small. It's a limited analysis of hormone levels in the blood of 36 premenopausal women who drank red and white wine for one month. Still, the story garnered headlines and enthusiastic posts, as if women wanted this news to be true.Read more
Food Consumer - Consumption of alcoholic beverages is known to be a human carcinogen - official report
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is known to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in humans.Read more
VIDEO: Alcohol and breast cancer
Belfast Telegraph (UK) - Alcohol and obesity fuelling cancer
The UK has the highest rate of oesophageal cancer in Europe while liver cancer deaths have jumped more than 70%, according to two new sets of figures. Alcohol and obesity are helping fuel both types of disease, with many of these cancer cases preventable if people were healthier.