Liver cancer: Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with approximately 2-fold increased risks of two types of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma) (4, 9, 12, 13). Breast cancer: Epidemiologic studies have consistently found an increased risk of breast cancer with increasing alcohol intake. Pooled data. Does wine increase the likeliness of breast cancer?! A recent study says yes, but did they jump the gun? Find out Wine vs Breast Cancer. A recent study looked at moderate drinkers alcohol intake and correlated it to their relative risk of cancer. The study showed that the relative risk of cancer increased for women drinkers from anywhere from 5–9% and everyone got scared (you can bet I did!).
Mar 17, 2004 · March 17, 2004 -- A new study continues to link drinking alcohol -- especially wine -- to an increase in breast cancer risk. Researchers in Sweden found that women who drank about two to three Author: Salynn Boyles. Current use of postmenopausal hormones, first-degree family history of breast cancer, greater body mass index, and higher education were also associated with increased breast cancer. Any alcohol consumption in the year before the reference date was reported by similar proportions of cases (82%) and controls (82%).Cited by: 26.
May 23, 2017 · “So much so, that many of us have cautioned patients with higher risk of breast cancer to avoid daily alcohol consumption,” says Kathleen Fairfield, MD, an internist at Maine Medical Center. Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages -- beer, wine, and liquor -- increases a woman's risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells.