Familial Risk Raised by Alcohol (Bca)

Familial Risk of Breast Cancer Raised by Alcohol [07/30/2001; Reuters Health]

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Drinking alcohol daily may more than double the risk of developing breast cancer among women with a close relative with the disease, but is unlikely to have an effect among women with no such family history, a study at the Mayo Clinic found.

``Our findings suggest that women with a family history of breast cancer, primarily close relatives, are placing themselves at further risk by consuming alcohol daily,'' co-author author Dr. Thomas A. Sellers, professor of epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota, told Reuters Health.

Earlier studies have found a link between breast cancer and drinking, but this was the first study to specify that women who drank daily and had a close blood relative with the disease were at greater risk than those with more distant relatives with breast cancer.

Resveratrol Increases BRCA1/2 mRNA Expression

Brit J Cancer, 7/03

Red Wine (resveratrol) GOOD for Inherited Breast Cancer

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