Navigation Links
Women on HRT should avoid alcohol

Many studies published in the recent past have argued about the implications of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on women who use them to manage menopausal symptoms. A new study, however, has gone further to show that women who are on HRT add to the risk of developing breast cancer// if they consumed alcoholic beverages.

The study polled more than 44,000 women on their alcohol consumption pattern and on whether they were on HRT currently or had been previously. The researchers kept track of the women for 16 years and noted those who developed breast cancer during that time.

Researchers found that the use of hormone replacement therapy for longer than 5 years and intake of about one drink per day boosted the risk of breast cancer. The combination of these two factors, though, further compounded the risk. Comparing women who drank at least one alcoholic beverage per day, those who used HRT for more than 5 years were nearly twice as likely than non-HRT users to develop breast cancer.

Scientists, who have long since established the risk of women who consume alcohol, for breast cancer, claim that the possible reason for such an effect could be due to a steady supply of alcohol interfering with DNA repair within cells. It could also be due to the liver losing its capability of ridding the body of carcinogens. However, of even more concern is its effect on estrogen levels - several studies have shown that steady alcohol intake raises a woman's estrogen level, which is an issue for hormone-dependent cancers like breast cancer.

The authors who concluded that a woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer - estimated to be about 4% - doubles to about 8% with the concurrent use of HRT and more than one alcoholic beverage per day, also acknowledged that light to moderate alcohol intake appears to reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, women and their doctors are the ones to decide if a daily drink is a health benefit or a health liability!


Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Center is one of a select few plastic surgeons in the New York ... removal. , SculpSure™ is the world’s first heat-induced laser treatment for fat loss ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... TransPack Volume ... X . Choose from scrolling web-styled transitions to wipes with blur & drop ... direction and more. Seamlessly transition from one clip to the next with TransPack's ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... their strategic partnership at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 ... global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled documentation software, announced their partnership ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... In 2016, expected coding changes are likely to include new codes for spine ... not easy to understand the effects of code changes in musculoskeletal, radiology and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. (OTC:CTIG), a ... communication analytics, announced today that their Proteus® VoIP QMS solution now supports Skype ... Proteus® VoIP QMS (Quality Management System) does this by collecting the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 NHS Supply ... 20 TrueBeam™ machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... program to replace older machines and institute modern ... UK,s public hospitals. The order, placed in September, ... licenses for Varian,s RapidArc® and Eclipse™ software systems.    ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: ... restatement of the terms of its previously announced consent ... to its $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount 7⅛% Senior Notes ... (i) the consent fees payable pursuant to the Consent ... Notes and (iii) the expiration date of the Consent ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Precision Image ... services, is pleased to announce a dramatic expansion ... imaging services. Building on its ISO-9001:2008 certification for ... implemented comprehensive Core Lab protocols and procedures. This ... of research activities.  Their Core Lab services include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: