Truth Comes Out About Wine Raising The Risk Of Getting Breast Cancer

May 25 2017 - 9:19am
Breast Cancer Wine

More and more research is emerging about the negative effects of wine on the human body, particularly when it comes to heart health and now, raising the risk of breast cancer in women. While breast cancer and alcohol consumption never mix, having as little as one small glass of wine a day raises the risk factor for pre and post-menopausal women of getting the disease substantially.

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Wine is having a bad week

Wine's unhealthful benefits, it seems, are coming to light. Just his week Emax Health reported that wine has been confirmed by science to be healthy despite previous reports to its healthful benefits. Now, according to a new report, just having one small glass of wine puts you at a serious risk of getting breast cancer.

The American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund has reported that drinking 10 grams of alcohol a day –that’s equal to on small glass of wine or beer, does increase breast cancer risk by 5% in premenopausal women and 9% in postmenopausal women.

Related: Wine Health Claims Are Bogus According To New Research

While other individual studies regarding breast cancer and alcohol consumption have previously suggested the risk for breast cancer started with two drinks per day or more, the combined results from this current cohort studies, was absolute and definitive. On the brighter side, the study did find that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling actually decreases the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal breast cancers. This makes sense given the fact that alcohol, once in the bloodstream, will reduce the white blood cell count in the body. and reduce the flow of oxygen to cells and vital organs, while exercise will increase the flow of oxygen, which keeps cancer at bay.

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A Tolerance for Alcohol Signals A Weakened Body

So you say you have a tolerance for alcohol. For all intents and purposes let’s be clear on what tolerance is. When the body builds a tolerance to alcohol, it doesn’t always the body is stronger, it means the body is weakened. The body’s ability to tolerate indicates weakness. The human body perceives all alcohol as poison. A healthy body will immediately (and violently) reject alcohol in a first-time user by way of vomiting. The body does this because its vitality is strong, it detects a poison and it wants it out.

However over time, as the drinker continues taking alcohol, the body begins to adjust -- it does this in order to protect itself from being poisoned. While this tolerance is often perceived as strengthening, the opposite is occurring. Tolerance to alcohol is the body weakening. The body’s ability to“tolerate” an increasing amount of alcohol doesn’t mean the body willingly accepts the alcohol, however, the human body has a job to do – its job is to maintain health at all costs, and it does this by adapting, until it can no longer do so.

Related: Study Suggests Breast Cancer Is Caused By The Epstein Barr Virus

Alcohol Is Not Healthy

Alcohol, whether it’s hard alcohol or beer or wine, is typically not a cell-friendly beverage for any living organism. Luckily we humans are resilient and body will build a tolerance to alcohol, but for argument’s sake let’s look at a plant. If you take wine (or beer) and pour it on a living plant, the plant will die. This is because the sugar content of wine (and beer) encourages bacterial and fungal growth, which will damage or kill the plant. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, ethanol, the alcohol found in wine and other drinks, is a recognized carcinogen that may lead to DNA damage. Alcohol could also reduce folate absorption or help potential carcinogens enter cells.

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