Alcohol May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Development

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Breast cancer is a terrible disease that can affect anyone, at any age. But women are at higher risk of developing it, even though men and even children, are not totally safe from it.

If you’re interested, read more about breast cancer risk factors.

There are several risk factors that you can not control, but there are others that can be in your hands and that you can take control of, such as alcohol consumption. Several environmental factors are known to increase the risk of breast cancer, including behaviors people can modify such as alcohol consumption.

Here are some breast cancer risk factors that you can control.

Recently, a team of researchers from the University of Houston found a link between breast cancer and alcohol by identifying a cancer-causing gene that is triggered by alcohol. Epidemiological studies have strongly linked alcohol consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer. These studies also show that breast cancer risk is positively correlated with the amount of alcohol consumed.

But why is drinking alcohol a risk factor for developing breast cancer?

Alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with the development of hormone-dependent breast cancers as well as disease progression and recurrence following endocrine treatment.

Find out more about how alcohol affects the actions of estrogen in breast cancer cells promoting its growth.

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