Alcohol and breast cancer have a strong link, according to scientific research.
Most of the research which supports this theory had largely been done on caucasian women, which created skepticism among other groups of women.
But, according to a report published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists have found that there is a similar risk among black women. So says a recent study that was conducted with the participation of over 22,000 women in the African-American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk Consortium. The women were asked to respond to questions which sought to explore specifics that directly related to their alcohol intake habits. The answers were then correlated with records of breast cancer diagnoses.
It was found that women, irrespective of color, who reportedly drank more than seven drinks a week had a higher risk of breast cancer. Women who drank 14 or more alcoholic beverages weekly had a 33 percent higher chance of developing breast cancer than women who consumes four or fewer over the same time period.