If you're female, under-50 and you drink alcohol - whether it's a little or a lot - you're at high risk of developing breast cancer. Because researchers have just revealed that the reason behind the high rate of breast cancer discovered in young women is because of their increasing consumption of alcohol. Here's why you need to cut the ‘cancer juice' from your diet today!
Best you get the habit under control, as doctors identified 10,068 new cases of breast cancer
among under-50s in Britain in a single year.
That’s the first time the total has hit five figures, says The Telegraph
And heavy drinking’s largely to blame, as young women are drinking more alcohol than ever before.
Even moderate drinkers of alcohol have a higher risk of developing breast cancer
So while binge drinkers are most at risk, every daily drink raises the risk of the condition - even if you stay within the recommended limits of no more than two alcoholic drinks per day, says Wikipedia
In fact, just a glass-and-a-half a day or less of alcohol could actually raise your cancer
risk, says BU Today
That’s why Professor Mark Bellis of the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, says the risk of breast cancer
starts pretty well from drinking any amount of alcohol, so abstinence is the best answer overall.
Especially as most of these cases are detected late as younger women aren’t as concerned about breast cancer as they don’t go for mammograms yet, says FSP Health
Three health-boosting drinks to swap the alcohol for!
That’s why it’s a good idea to switch to a healthier lifestyle and make the switch from alcohol to drinking more water.
So if you’ve turned to red wine for its ‘breast cancer-fighting properties’, rather go for other rich sources of resveratrol that won’t harm your health, like red grape juice and mulberry juice, says WebMD
You’ll be healthier in the long run and safe in the knowledge that you’ve reduced your risk of developing breast cancer.
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