NEW STUDY LINKS CANCER RISK TO ALCOHOL FOR WOMEN WITH FAMILY HISTORY OF DISEASE
New research is raising concerns about the cancer risk posed by having just one drink a day.
Scientists in the US examined data compiled over 30 years in two studies and concluded that it pushes up the chances of someone getting breast cancer and other forms of the disease.
In their research, which has been published in the British Medical Journal, they conclude that people with a family history of cancer in particular should consider giving up alcohol altogether.
Professor Frank Murray from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is Chairman of the Alcohol Health Alliance – he says the study raises points that some people won’t be aware of:
“It adds to the totally which confirms that alcohol – in virtually all amounts consumed – has a potential for negative impact on people’s health” he said.
“And this particularly focuses on cancer, which is an area that many people don’t see themselves as having a risk from when they drink alcohol” he added.