The Bible says that ‘wine makes people happy’. Alcohol seems an inbred constituent of human nutrition, and so many studies have pin-pointed its various health benefits and risks. Usually, the bottom-line recommendation favors alcohol consumption, but limiting it to ‘drink in moderation’, in order to avoid the potential serious adverse outcomes of heavy and lasting drinking. A new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research addresses ‘diet, nutrition, physical activity and breast cancer’ . The report states that there is strong evidence that consuming alcohol increases the risk for premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer.
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research. Analysing research on cancer prevention and survival. Diet, nutrition, physical activity and breast cancer.
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