Alcohol: A Breast Cancer Risk Factor
At a Glance
Alcohol is causally related to breast cancer, in a dose-dependent manner.
Risk appears to be higher among heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, but even light drinkers have elevated risk compared to non-drinkers.
Few studies have explored whether these patterns hold across different racial and ethnic groups. However, results from one study suggest that the risk associated with drinking may be more elevated among Black women than White women.
Alcohol consumption increases risk for breast cancer, as demonstrated by a large body of research. The more you drink, the higher your risk, and even light drinking increases risk. Read More
Overarching Goal: Significantly expand public education on the link between breast cancer risk and alcohol consumption and expand support and incentives to reduce consumption of alcoholic beverages for girls and women. Read More