Risk: Study Ties Alcohol to Recurrence of Breast Cancer


December 11, 2009

The New York Times

Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, and a study suggests that breast cancer survivors who consume just a few drinks a week may be more likely to experience a recurrence than nondrinkers.

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente followed 1,897 women who received a diagnosis of early-stage invasive breast cancer from 1997 to 2000, assessing alcohol intake through a self-administered food frequency questionnaire listing 122 foods and beverages... Read More