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Even one glass of wine daily increases breast cancer risk in women, study warns

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 19, 2015, 7:02 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 3:53 am IST
Women with a family history of cancer are advised to quit drinking altogether
Representational image (Photo: AFP)
 Representational image (Photo: AFP)

Women can have an increased risk of developing cancer by just having one small glass of wine a day, according to a recent study. This shows that even following safe drinking guidelines can still greatly endanger your health, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The study which is published in the British Medical Journal claims that women who consume alcohol daily – however little – are 13 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers. Such women were most likely to develop breast cancer followed by tumours of the liver, bowel, throat, mouth, oesophagus and larynx.

 

“People with a family history of cancer, especially women with a family history of breast cancer, should consider reducing their alcohol intake to below recommended limits, or even abstaining altogether,” warned addiction expert Dr Jürgen Rehm in an editorial in the British Medical Journal.

 

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