Just One Alcoholic Drink a Day Increases Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Says

Drinking as few as one alcoholic beverage a day can increase your breast cancer risk, according to a new report released today by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

The good news is that the report also revealed a way to decrease the risk of breast cancer: vigorous exercise, as reported by ABC News.

The outcome that just a small amount of alcohol increases breast cancer risk was “surprising,” said the study’s lead author Anne McTiernan.

“Some other individual studies had suggested that risk only started with 2 drinks per day or more,” she said. “But this meta-analysis, where we combined results from many large cohort studies, was definitive.”

Learn more by reading the full research report, and media reports from additional sources such as The Washington Post.

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