“Alcohol is one of the most carcinogenic products in common use”
“We are probably at the stage now with alcohol that we were at 30 years ago with tobacco”
Dr Jan Pearson, the Cancer Society.
“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.
“There is no safe level of alcohol use. In the broader context of all the issues and all the problems that alcohol is related to, alcohol causes ten times as many deaths as it prevents”
Dr David Nelson, Director, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, US National Cancer Institute.
“There is no threshold for safe consumption. More than 30% of alcohol-attributable deaths were due to cancers, including breast and bowel cancer. Alcohol consumption is one of the most important risk factors for avoidable mortality and disease in early and middle adulthood, and contributes substantially to loss of good health across the life course”
Professor Jennie Connor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.
“The alcohol industry, like the tobacco industry before it, has long shown itself unwilling to acknowledge the extent of the harms it causes”
Michael Thorn, VicHealth and Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Australia, July 2014.
“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.
“Society needs to stop marketing the myth of alcohol and start telling the truth: too much alcohol causes huge damage. As a GP for 30 years, I have witnessed first-hand how alcohol destroys lives. I have seen people who had cirrhosis of the liver or another alcohol-related illness, such as heart disease, as well as those who were injured or assaulted while drunk. Alcohol is a factor in 8–10% of GP consultations in the UK every day. My colleagues working in accident and emergency departments tell me that every weekend they see children who have been found unconscious through drink on the street and brought to hospital by the police or the ambulance service. The effects of excessive drinking on livers, hearts and waistlines are disastrous. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature death and disability in developed countries after smoking and high blood pressure”
Dr Kailash Chand, GP, UK, December 2014.
“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.
“Alcohol poisoning is a reality in New Zealand, particularly for coroners. I don’t think alcohol is really thought of as something you can poison yourself with — like other drugs — and die”
Geoff Robinson, Chief Medical Officer, Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand.
“A significant increase in the risk of breast cancer is already present at intakes of up to one alcoholic drink per day. Women should not exceed one drink of alcohol a day. For women at elevated risk for breast cancer, you should avoid alcohol”
Helmut K. Seitz, PhD, Centre of Alcohol Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2012.
“Alcohol is related to both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. And the more you drink, the higher your risk. The highest risk is in women who started consuming alcohol early and continued. We now see a 17% increased risk with only one drink every other day”
Dr Walter Willett, Chair of the Nutrition Department, Harvard School of Public Health, USA, September 2014.
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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