After a long day at work the first thing we reach for is a glass of wine, or some other alcoholic beverage. It’s what we do. It helps us unwind from a bad day at the office.
A new study shows that just two glasses of wine each day can significantly increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. The study, carried out by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was based on data taken from two large United States based studies. The data comprised health information relating to 90,000 women taken over a 30-year period.
The study went on to show that drinking one standard size drink for women increased their risk of developing any type of cancer by a small amount. In addition, the study also revealed that women who drank one single glass of wine every day, also raised their risk of developing breast cancer.
Dr Jurgen Rehm, a Toronto based cancer expert, confirmed that the study should lead women to carefully re-evaluate their daily intake of alcohol. Light to moderate drinking should be limited to no more than 10-grams of pure alcohol for women and 20-grams for men, which equates to one standard drink for women and two standard drinks for men per day.
Unfortunately, this research confirms the results of previous studies, which shows there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking, when it comes to the risk of cancer.