• shareIcon

Alcohol addiction may lead to breast cancer

Latest By Amrita Kumari , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Mar 16, 2016
Alcohol addiction may lead to breast cancer

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol on regular basis may activate the genes causing breast cancer.

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol on regular basis may activate the genes causing breast cancer.


A study was conducted in University of Houston, US to study the effects of regular alcohol intake on breast cells.

 

alcohol addiction

 

It showed that drinking accelerates the action of estrogen which leads to proliferation of cells which induce cancer. Repeated consumption of alcohol boost the carcinogenic cells to induce cancer of breast and may lead to vigorous growth if left untreated. Consumption of alcohol not only enhances estrogen factor but also reduces the effect of certain drugs like Tamoxifen on blocking estrogen by increasing the levels of a cancer-causing gene called BRAF.


The outcomes from study also suggest the role of alcohol in accelerating a number of cancer related mechanisms. This study also gives some idea about cancer related pathways which trigger the disease to breast cells. The women undergoing hormone replacement therapy related to menopause can get some benefits with this finding.


Further research is required to establish the information for promoting strong healthy habits as well as to achieve immense target for chemoprevention strategies. This will help to reduce the cases of breast cancer deaths in coming decades.

 

Image Source:Getty

Read More: Health News

 

 

 
Disclaimer:

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.