What is reported is not the whole story.
The CBS New York report said “new research shows that drinking red wine in moderation may actually help lower a woman’s chances of the disease…” however what the researcher ACTUALLY said was “it may actually be a change for risk factors for breast cancer”, meaning that RED WINE MAY BE LESS HARMFUL THAN WHITE WINE BUT COULD STILL BE VERY HARMFUL. This is like saying that knife wounds to the heart are now not dangerous because gunshot wounds to the heart kill you faster.
How can 36 women disprove the ONE MILLION WOMEN Study?
The CBS New York report went on to say “These new findings challenge much of the current research on alcohol and breast cancer”. How can they seriously say this one short 36-women study, which DOES NOT say that red wine is good for cancer protection, can “challenge much of the current research…?”
This is irresponsible alcohol-promoting propaganda at its worst. It is making a headline and a pro-alcohol article out of research that says nothing of the sort. This reminds me of how cigarette companies used to use doctors to front their advertising campaigns and then put out bogus studies about how cigarette smoking was “good for the throat” when it was the absolute opposite.
Companies love sustaining controversy to grow health cynicism
Colin Campbell, Ph.D., former Senior Science Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research, Director of the Cornell-China-Oxford Project on Nutrition, Health and Environment 1983-1990, and author of the comprehensive nutrition study; The China Study, summed it up very well indeed when he said “Sustaining controversy as a means of discrediting findings that cause economic or social discomfort is one of the greatest sins in science”. Telling people that alcohol is a class one carcinogen will cause social discomfort no doubt. However, it is the truth. Here is a list of studies showing that alcohol directly causes a higher cancer risk.
Here is a little taste of what the world’s leading alcohol researchers have said:
“Alcohol is one of the most carcinogenic products in common use”
“You cannot get a cancer cell occurring unless DNA is altered. When you drink, the acetaldehyde is corrupting the DNA of life and puts you on the road to cancer. One of most common genetic defects in man is our inability to counteract the toxicity of alcohol”
Dr Nick Sheron from the liver unit in Southampton General Hospital.
“The alcohol association has been known for many years and is one of the modifiable risk factors for breast cancer”
Karin Michels, ScD, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health.
“There is now evidence showing that any amount of drinking increases breast cancer”
Dr James Garbutt, MD, University of North Carolina.
“Alcohol has had a lot of good publicity. People may not realize the risk they’re taking when they have a few drinks. Any alcohol consumption will raise your breast cancer risk”.
Tim Key, of the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit at Oxford.
“The risk of cancer was similar in women who drank wine exclusively and in women who drank a mixture of alcoholic drinks… Breast cancer risk has long been known to be higher in drinkers…”
Naomi Allen, PhD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
“We observed cancer increases with each 10g daily drink”
Dr Wendy Y. Chen, MD, Harvard.
The more you drink, the higher your risk for breast cancer
The research linking alcohol intake and breast cancer risk is global, comprehensive, independently validated, peer-reviewed, and has a scientific consensus around it. If you are concerned about breast cancer risk for yourself, then the safest relationship you can have with alcohol, is to not drink at all. The references below cover nearly two million women studied in countries all over the world, for a period of more than 30 years.
They all confirm the same thing: all types of alcohol cause cancer.
The research, studies and food recommendations from the WCRF & AICR 2018, to help lower your risk of, and to prevent, breast cancer, are built around following; a no-alcohol, plant-based wholefood diet.
The Associations between Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Risk of Breast Cancer – World Cancer Research Fund International Systematic Literature Review 2017
Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective (the Third Expert Report – 2019) is a comprehensive analysis, using the most meticulous methods, of the worldwide body of evidence on preventing and surviving cancer through diet, nutrition and physical activity. It builds on the ground-breaking achievements of the First and Second Expert Reports, published in 1997 and 2007 respectively.
World Cancer Research Fund & American Institute for Cancer Research UPDATE Cancer-Prevention-Recommendations-2018
There is a vast amount of evidence that eating a plant-based wholefood diet lowers, and in some cases, reverses, heart disease and hypertension. This has been shown in the fasting studies, the chicken studies, the saturated fats studies, the fibre studies, the plant-based eating studies, and of course, the meat-is-directly-linked-to-heart-disease studies.
Plant-Based Diets & the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease – Journal of the American College of Cardiology
A healthy plant-based diet is simply mostly eating ‘plant-based wholefoods’ – such as apples rather than apple juice – as these are plant foods in their natural state, unrefined, and with their natural fibres, antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals intact. Eat mostly plant foods, mostly wholefoods, and you receive the benefits, as the centenarian cultures do.
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