Seitz, Helmut K.; Maurer, Britta
March 2007
Alcohol Research & Health;2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
The article discusses the relationship between alcohol metabolism, estrogen levels and breast cancer risk. Several studies revealed that even moderate alcohol consumption leads to a significantly increased risk for breast cancer. A study conducted in 1994 has calculated that approximately four percent of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in the U.S. result from chronic alcohol intake. Some studies suggest that acetaldehyde generated during alcohol metabolism my be involved in alcohol-associated development of cancer in breast tissue, especially in women with higher alcohol consumption.


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