Connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk many women are not aware of

Reduced consumption of alcohol protects against breast cancer

A new study in women has now revealed that the majority of the participants is of the opinion that between alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer, no significant correlation exists. In reality, the consumption of alcohol by women increases the probability of breast cancer significantly. Women should be better informed about the connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.

The scientists at the Flinders University in Adelaide found in your current investigation, that many women are not sufficiently aware of the connection between the consumption of alcohol and the risk of breast cancer. The doctors published the results of their study in the English-language specialist journal “PLOS ONE”.

Certain risk factors of breast cancer are influenced

According to the world health organization (WHO), breast cancer in women worldwide and the most common type of cancer. Many factors can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Some of these are not influenced (mainly age and gender), other factors, such as, for example, physical activity or Obesity, but can be changed by the persons concerned. Another proven risk of alcohol consumption. A single alcoholic drink a day can increase the likelihood for breast cancer. This does not seem, however, many of the women in age above 45 years are most affected by this type of cancer to be aware of. This is the recent study of Australian women showed at least.

Alcohol is firmly anchored in the fabric of society

There is a weak awareness of the existing link between alcohol and breast cancer, and some confusion about the risk in view of the perception of the population that not all drinkers of developing breast cancer, the scientists explain. It is pattern and Motivation for the drinking is important behavior to understand in order to develop policies and interventions that can reduce the increasing burden on women and our health care system. Alcohol is, unfortunately, firmly entrenched in the fabric of society. Awareness of alcohol-related cancer risks will not be sufficient in spite of the importance of the problem to the consumer behaviour to counteract, experts fear. Women were in the study about the effect of alcohol on your weight and your mental health, as it was in the risk for breast cancer. Authorities need to develop targeted measures and interventions, which women at risk for breast cancer associated with the consumption of alcohol, to warn, to call on the scientists.

The influence of the alcohol industry on the perceived risk?

Most people would rather hear positive statements about the consumption of alcohol, such as, for example, small amounts of red wine could protect against heart disease. Such messages are of course funded by the alcohol industry. In contrast, the Information is concealed that alcohol is associated with breast cancer, one of the industry’s largely, so as to keep the female customer base. (as)