Study: Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Increase Breast Cancer Recurrence

by: cancercompass

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, female breast cancer survivors who drink moderately may increase their risk of breast cancer recurrence – particularly women who are postmenopausal and overweight.

Researchers studied nearly 2,000 participants diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer between 1997 and 2000.

"For those patients who really want to enjoy their wine and are thin, you can assure them that a little bit of wine with dinner is not going to make a dramatic difference in their breast cancer risk. But for those who are overweight/obese, you can ask them to control their alcohol intake," Dr. Paula Klein, medical oncologist and breast cancer specialist, told HealthDay.

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