Skip Nav
Reasons to Take Adult Ballet
Workouts
Why You Should Try Adult Ballet Even If You've Never Danced
Why Is a Cough Worse at Night
Cold and Flu
There's a Reason Why Your Cough Feels So Much Worse at Night
Does Lavender Help You Sleep?
editor experiments
I Absolutely Suck at Sleeping, and This Is What Finally Helped Me Rest
Weight Loss
Trying to Boost Your Metabolism? An Expert Says These Are the 4 Things That Actually Work
Slow Cooker Recipes
13 Vegan Slow-Cooker Recipes That Require Minimum Effort For Maximum Taste

Alcohol Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Study Reveals Scary Link Between Daily Alcohol Intake and Risk of Breast Cancer

Screw apples; I live by the mantra "A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor (and the stress!) away." But some concerning scientific findings are making me (and many other women) rethink this way of life.

Researchers have known for quite some time now that sipping too many cocktails is proportionately associated with a heightened likelihood of developing breast cancer — the more alcohol you consume, the higher your risk is, according to the National Cancer Institute. But a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research suggests this risk rings true for those who consume just one drink per day, not necessarily just those who generally drink a lot.

The report analysed 119 studies related to breast cancer risk from around the globe and revealed exactly how much of an impact daily drinking may have on both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Drinking an average of 10 grams of alcohol each day (which is roughly a small glass of wine, one ounce of hard liquor, or an 230ml beer) is linked to a 5 percent increase in breast cancer risk for premenopausal women and a 9 percent increase in postmenopausal women, according to the official report.

In addition, the research found that regular physical activity decreases the risk of both postmenopausal and premenopausal breast cancers, so that's good news! We suggest thinking twice before indulging in your usual nightly brew or wine and consulting your doctor about other tips for preventing breast cancer.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Mark Popovich
From Our Partners
Alcoholic Advent Calendars 2018
What Does Acid Reflux Feel Like?
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Clean Program Review
Does Drinking Affect Your Memory?
Does Lavender Help You Sleep?
Which Zodiac Sign Has the Best Sex?
Why Lying Is Bad For Your Health
How to Manage Extreme Stress
Does a Sense of Smell Affect Orgasms?
Does Disneyland Serve Alcohol?
Coconut Oil Debate
From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds