Alcohol and breast cancer: few women know the risks

An Australian study highlights women’s lack of knowledge about the risks of developing breast cancer due to alcohol consumption. In 2015, 8,100 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in France were alcohol-related.

Alcohol, a lesser known risk factor

Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, interviewed 205 women about the risk factors for breast cancer. Of these, only 20% identified alcohol as dangerous and possibly related to breast cancer.

The National Cancer Institute states that the increased risk of breast cancer is significant from one glass of alcohol per day. Regular or even moderate alcohol consumption accounts for 17% of breast cancers. open next page to see More