Story highlights A glass of wine or beer a day may increase breast cancer risk, a new report suggests Researchers recommend no more than one alcoholic drink a day, on average (CNN)Researchers have long known that having one too many cocktails might be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research reveals just how much of a risk daily drinking might pose for both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Sipping an average of 10 grams of alcohol a day — equivalent to a small glass of wine, an 8-ounce beer or 1 ounce of hard liquor — is associated with a 5% increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women and 9% increase in postmenopausal women, said Dr. Anne McTiernan, a lead author of the new report and a cancer prevention researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. JUST WATCHED Foods to help fight breast cancer Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Foods to help fight breast cancer 02:08 “I was most surprised by the alcohol result, that risk increases at just one drink a day, on average,” McTiernan said. “The increase… Read full this story
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