Alcohol intake linked to breast cancer risk

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Alcohol intake linked to breast cancer risk

Research shows that alcohol intake could be connected to higher breast cancer risk. Female college students could be taking a big risk when they take that drink. Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health did a study that found alcohol consumption could be the cause for 15 percent of breast cancer deaths.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that four out of five college students drink alcohol, and half of that number binge drink. Women should realize that even if they do not drink heavily that are still at risk. The Journal of American Medical Association reported that 3 to 6 drinks a week could increase your risk for breast cancer. The risk of getting breast cancer also seems to rise as the number of alcoholic drinks increases.

There is still no explanation on why alcohol causes breast cancer, but one study believes it has to do with alcohol’s effects on circulating estrogen levels. Another study believes that the chemicals that occur from breakdown alcohol in the body can activate tumor growth.

It’s unfortunately common for people to fall into an alcohol addiction to try and cope with their problems, but substance abuse is never the right way to go, and unfortunately sometimes people learn the hard way. But in order to recover, it’s extremely important to first become conscious of your problem, or make your loved one conscious of their problem, and then find that burning motivation to change the addictive ways. It can be very difficult for a drug addict or an alcoholic and their family to accomplish these things on their own, so that’s where Seabrook can help. Seabrook is an internationally recognized inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center with rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient office in New York (NY). At Seabrook, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. Our structured, nurturing programs, along with the principles grounded in the Twelve Step philosophy of recovery, combine to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life.

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