Women at risk of breast cancer with excess drinking


A Department of Health report in the UK shows that women who drink more than 14 units per week are 50 percent more likely to get breast cancer. The report suggests that alcohol consumption is implicated in 2,000 cases of breast cancer in each year as well as causing other cancer, liver damage and fertility problems in women.
With one 250ml glass containing up to 3.5 units, just one each evening would put a woman well over her weekly allowance. Official guidelines say women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, and men no more than 21. As Indians take to wine, it is important to keep in mind the health risks that arise when drinking in excess. Also read the BBC coverage.

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