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Black Mamba 02-24-2009 09:39 PM

Cancer in women from alcohol consumption?
 
A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

A quarter of the women reported no alcohol use. Nearly all the rest reported fewer than three drinks a day; the average was one drink a day. Researchers compared the lightest drinkers two or fewer drinks a week with people who drank more.

Each extra drink per day increased the risk of breast, rectal and liver cancer, University of Oxford researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The type of alcohol wine, beer or liquor didn't matter.

That supports earlier research, but the new wrinkle: Alcohol consumption was linked to esophageal and oral cancers only when smokers drank.

Also, moderate drinkers actually had a lower risk of thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and renal cell cancer.

For an individual woman, the overall alcohol risk is small. In developed countries, about 118 of every 1,000 women develop any of these cancers, and each extra daily drink added 11 breast cancers and four of the other types to that rate, the study found.

But population-wide, 13 percent of those cancers in Britain may be attributable to alcohol, the researchers concluded.

Moderate alcohol use has long been thought to be heart-healthy, something the new research doesn't address but that prompts repeated debate about safe levels. U.S. health guidelines already recommend that women consume no more than one drink a day; two a day for men, who metabolize alcohol differently.

"You have to balance all those things out," said Dr. Philip J. Brooks, who researches alcohol and cancer at the National Institutes of Health. "This kind of information is important for people to know and to consult with their physician about the various risk factors they have."

Hughes_GOAT 02-24-2009 10:14 PM

everything causes cancer

TexasRN 02-24-2009 10:45 PM

I've already told my "girls" that if they turn against me and get cancerous I am cutting them off and replacing them with some nice, perky C cups. They know I mean business. :rolleyes:


~Amy

VCURamFan 02-25-2009 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasRN
I've already told my "girls" that if they turn against me and get cancerous I am cutting them off and replacing them with some nice, perky C cups. They know I mean business. :rolleyes:


~Amy

Must. Resist.:blink:

Must. Keep. Mind. Out. Of. Gutter!!:scared0011:

Black Mamba 02-25-2009 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasRN
I've already told my "girls" that if they turn against me and get cancerous I am cutting them off and replacing them with some nice, perky C cups. They know I mean business. :rolleyes:


~Amy

Lmao, Amy I love ya! :laugh:

I have the breast cancer gene in my family (my Dad's mom is fighting it right now), and if I came down with it I'd do the same thing. Only difference is I'd go up two sizes bigger than you since I'm used to it and very proud of that size. Anything smaller than a C I think would look weird on me.

VCURamFan 02-25-2009 01:26 AM

Man, y'all better hope Mike doesn't make it into this thread!!:blink:

Neezar 02-25-2009 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black Mamba
A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

A quarter of the women reported no alcohol use. Nearly all the rest reported fewer than three drinks a day; the average was one drink a day. Researchers compared the lightest drinkers two or fewer drinks a week with people who drank more.

Wow. British women must be guzzlers. :huh: :laugh:



Seriously though, one drink a day? Isn't that a lot? :unsure-1:

bradwright 02-25-2009 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Hughes_GOAT
everything causes cancer

that pretty much sums it up i would say,,

both my parents died of cancer,,my father smoked,drank and his diet was about as bad as it gets and died of cancer when he was 65,,my mother on the other hand never smoked,,hardly ever had a drink and would eat as well as anyone could and she died of cancer when she was 64,,
so as far as i'm concerned they can do all the studies they want,,to me they dont mean a thing.

MattHughesRocks 02-25-2009 04:09 AM

I feel my boobs as I drink my wine just to make sure :unsure-1:

VCURamFan 02-25-2009 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks
I feel my boobs as I drink my wine just to make sure :unsure-1:

You're just hoping Mike stumbles in here, aren't you! Y'all must be trying to give the poor guy a heart attack!!:scared0011:


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