Moderate alcohol consumption boosts breast cancer risk by 60%

Moderate alcohol consumption boosts breast cancer risk by 60%

Whenever I talk about how alcohol is a carcinogen, and is as toxic and cancer-causing as aluminium or plutonium, people have one of four reactions; their eyes glaze over, or they go a funny shade of pale, or they say “No it doesn’t!” or they nod sadly and say “Yes, I know…”

Alcohol pickles your liver
The reality is that your liver has to process alcohol and alcohol damages your liver.  Every time your drink.  If you ask the doctors that have to deal with the carnage and fallout from alcohol, they will tell you what alcohol really does.  “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” says Dr Nick Sheron, from the liver unit at Southampton General Hospital.  He would know.

Binge drinking in young women today is up 200% in the last 10 years
This is a worldwide tragedy and will create so much suffering, breast cancer and early painful death to unsuspecting young women in 10-20 years’ time.  This will hit them just when they have young families and they are least able to cope with it.  The heavily advertised culture of alcohol is creating mayhem in our societies and massive growth rates in diseases that are preventable.  Binge drinking and alcohol abuse has permeated the very fabric of our world today and it can be easily bought while you get your paper and bread. 

As if it was a normal, safe and ‘every day’ substance. 

It is not. 

What does the latest 2012 independent research say? 
Dr. Claudine Isaacs, professor of oncology at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues looked at 1,900 post-menopausal women and confirmed that:

  • One drink daily raises breast cancer risk by 30%
  • Two drinks daily raises breast cancer risk by 60%

Dr. Claudine Isaacs commented “the findings from this study are significant because there are relatively few breast cancer risk factors that someone can actually modify or do something about, and alcohol intake is one of them”

Here is the link:

The study was published by the National Cancer Institute, 2012.  As reported by on June 4, 2012. 

Posted: Saturday 9 June 2012