Alcohol has a mixed history when it comes to women’s health.
Some studies have suggested that moderate drinking has positive health benefits for the heart and other organs.
Now, a new study has been released that highlights that alcohol could lead to an increased risk of breast cancer.
CNN reports that a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research has revealed that daily drinking could prove risky for women.
The story went on to say:
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.
Worldwide, breast cancer is the one cancer that women are at the highest risk of contracting.