Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Alcohol is sugar; “empty calories” – and cancer loves sugar.
Margarita by ml-Liter Stretches Breast Cancer by Kilo-Meter
“When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.”
– Henny Youngman
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The October 15, 2015 issue of the International Journal of Cancer published
a French study of 334,850 women between the ages of 35 and 70 which
investigated the relationship between alcohol intake and the risk of breast
cancer. Epidemiologists found that alcoholic intake was significantly related
to breast cancer risk. In America, one “standard” mixed drink averages 14
grams of alcohol and is made with 1.5 shots of vodka, rum, or tequila.
“Alcohol intake was significantly related to breast cancer risk, for each
10 g/day increase in alcohol intake (breast cancer risk) increased by 4.2%.
Taking 0 to 5 g/day as reference, alcohol intake of >5 to 15 g/day was
related to a 5.9% increase in breast cancer risk.”
“Our results confirm the association between alcohol intake and both hormone
receptor positive and hormone receptor negative breast tumors…Therefore,
women should be advised to control their alcohol consumption.”
And what’s worse than drinking a Margarita? A Sombrero. It’s got milk!
Eggnog? You’ll end up in a fog. Amaretto & Cream? Another bad dream.
Brandy Alexander Cocktail? Only if you want to resemble a Sperm whale
and be mistakenly harpooned. Dairy on a dare? Your new nightmare. See:
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“If you keep on drinking rum, the world will
soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel!”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island