Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ladies, Know the Facts About Alcohol!

Who doesn't love a great glass of wine on occasion? And red wine provides healthy antioxidants, right? Don't kid yourselves. Yes, there are antioxidant properties in red wine, the same ones found in grapes. So eat the grapes instead! Alcohol still raises the risk of some breast cancers. A new study looked at 3000 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during a five year study. Those who consumed 1 to 7 alcoholic drinks per week were 50% more likely to develop the disease. It was also found that drinkers are more likely to have breast tumors sensitive to estrogen than tumors that are not.
An ounce of prevention still goes a long way....Consider limiting your alcohol consumption to curb your risk of breast cancer.

~ Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2010

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