MONTREAL GAZETTE | The link between alcohol and breast cancer

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Published: 10Jul2019

Some people see alcohol as something that is good for your health, if you consume it in moderate doses. While almost everyone knows alcohol can cause birth defects if you drink while pregnant or will ruin your liver if you drink excessively over many years, people tend to believe that low levels of alcohol consumption are safe, if not beneficial.

What most people don’t know is that drinking alcohol has been linked to an increased risk of liver, colon, mouth and even breast cancer. Even light drinking, when compared to abstinence, increases the risk of breast cancer, says Christopher Labos, a Montreal doctor and an associate with the McGill Office for Science and Society. 

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