Moderate alcohol consumption

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Moderate alcohol consumption, or about two drinks a day, has often been touted as heart- healthy in recent years, but a new study finds the same quantity may accelerate cancer. Mice given the human equivalent of two drinks daily, and injected with cancerous cells, developed breast tumors that were nearly double the weight of those in their "dry" relatives. Nearly 179,000 U.S. women will develop breast cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute . Even so, scientists lack a strong grasp on why one woman develops the disease and another remains cancer-free. The research, presented here at the American Physiological Society's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., not only shows the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer , but it proposes how that glass of wine or bottle of beer works to stimulate tumor growth. "Alcohol [consumption] is the most important avoidable risk factor for women getting breast cancer," lead scientist Jian-Wei Gu of the University of Mississippi Medical
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