Anne LI 6/4/17
‘Half a glass of wine a day increases breast cancer‘ was just one of the headlines this week, which discussed a report that reinforced the evidence that alcohol can increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. The report from the World Cancer Research Fund outlined the latest evidence on how we can reduce that risk – focusing on weight, physical activity and drinking. The WCRF studies all the evidence on a potential risk and decides whether it’s strong enough to be a basis for making recommendations to the public. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. And since we know that almost a third of breast cancer cases in the UK could be prevented, largely by changes to lifestyle, this is important stuff. While the cause of an individual’s cancer can never be certain, there are still things you can do to reduce your risk. And evidence like this is the first step to helping women to do just that. So what exactly does the report say?
See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/05/25/alcohol-and-breast-cancer-how-big-is-the-risk/