Drinkaware and Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging women of all ages to cut down on how much they are drinking by taking more drink free days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer and a range of other health conditions including liver and heart disease.
It is worrying that more than 55 100 people in the US suffer from breast cancer each year of which 1 out of 13 cases are due to alcohol. Alcohol increases estrogen levels in the blood and long-term exposure to estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer.
The risks of developing various health problems, including breast cancer, increase with regular alcohol consumption. Medical Officers of Health in the UK advise men and women to drink no more than 14 units a week to limit health risks from alcohol, and it is advisable to drink no more than 14 units a week.
“Alcohol causes 13 out of 13 breast cancer, so it’s so important that if you drink regularly, you have more days without drinks a week, which is a good tactic to reduce and reduce risks.”
“Although the association with liver disease is well known, many people are unaware that alcohol can cause breast cancer as well as many other serious health problems, such as hypertension, heart disease, and many other cancers. “
Kate Garraway, TV presenter and journalist, and Drinkaware’s medical advisor, dr. Sarah Jarvis, support the “Free Days for Drinking” campaign and want to help educate women about alcohol and its effects on health.
Dr Sarah Jarvis said:
“Women of all ages need to know that alcohol increases breast cancer risk and the more alcohol they drink, the higher the risk.
“With regard to breast cancer, there are certain risks, such as the family history of the disease, that women can not control, but there are other risks, such as over-drinking or obesity.
“For women who choose to drink alcohol, change their lifestyle, such as reduce alcohol intake and eat a healthy diet, the risks will be significantly reduced.
“Reducing alcohol intake by taking more days without drinks per week can improve women’s overall health and reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, the more you reduce, the greater the benefit and who decides Drinking alcohol should follow the guidelines for a low-risk drink of 14 units a week. “
Breast cancer affects too many women and their families across the country.
“We must all be more open and open about the risks of alcohol for women’s health, especially breast cancer.
“Talk to your mother, daughter, sister, wife and best friend about alcohol and breast cancer.
“Tell them the more alcohol they drink, the greater the risk.
“Tell them that a simple and easy way to reduce the risk is to have more days without drinks and that the Drink Free Days campaign offers a wide range of tools and resources to help them out search online for days without drinks “.