Daily drink raises cancer risk in women
- Wednesday 25 February 2009
Researchers found women who had one alcoholic drink a day were 6% more likely to develop cancer by age 75 than those who did not drink at all.
The study, which examined one million women aged 50 and over, suggests that 7,000 cases of cancer per year are caused by drinking a 125ml glass of wine a day.
Women who consume two glasses of wine a day double their risk of contracting cancer, the study found.
'We know that too much alcohol increases the risk of a number of cancers,' Sara Hiom, director of health information at Cancer Research UK, told The Daily Telegraph.
'This latest study shows that even relatively low levels of drinking increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer.'