New Study Finds Alcohol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer
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A lot of us unwind after a tough day with a drink, but sobering new research says just a few of those a week, could put some women's health at risk.
Alcohol is one of the risk factors for breast cancer, but until now, no one knew why. New research might help women save their "own" lives, when it comes to how much they drink. For some women, alcohol is the enemy.
One study found having just three to six glasses of wine a week, increases a woman's risk for breast cancer by fifteen percent. But until now, nobody new why. New research points the finger at an enzyme that breaks down the alcohol you put in your body. The women who have higher levels of that enzyme, could be more at risk for breast cancer, if they drink.
Not every woman's body produces a higher level of this enzyme. The hope down the road is to develop a test to identify the women who do, so doctors can then let them know that they might be at a greater risk of breast cancer, if they choose to continue drinking.