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Study Finds Alcohol Consumption May Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Death

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

A recent report published in the American Journal of Public Health from the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health has drawn new conclusions about the effect of alcohol on death rates for breast cancer.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Increase Cancer Risk

The study reviewed the connection between consumption of alcohol and the rate of death from cancer. The researchers found that 3.5 percent of the cancer deaths were attributed to alcohol consumption, and about 15 percent of breast cancer deaths were attributed to alcohol consumption.

Alcohol has long been a known risk factor for developing cancer, and in 1988 it was classified as one of the most carcinogenic substances on the planet, according to the World Health Organization. It has been closely associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, and liver.

The researchers found that breast cancer was the cancer most commonly attributed to alcohol consumption in women, while cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus were the most commonly associated cancers for men.

What’s more, even moderate consumption may increase risk of cancer. Individuals who drank 1.5 drinks a day or less were found to account for roughly 30 percent of alcohol-attributed cancer deaths.

Cancer & Disability Benefits

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