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Study supports alcohol, breast cancer link

November 3, 2011
  • By Carolyn Schatz, Former Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

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Carolyn Schatz, Former Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Carolyn R. Schatz was the editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch from 1999 to May 2012. Before joining HHP, Carolyn developed and produced science and medical stories for NBC News in New York. She received two … See Full Bio
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February 4, 2012

One should respect alcohol. Dangerous stuff!

January 25, 2012

Was there any sort of control for smoking for linking the fact that in the last 28 years if you were drinking a lot you were probably in a bar where smoking was allowed? It seems like a really ridiculous thing to not mention given the strong and proven link between drinking, smoking, and second hand smoke exposure.

Alcohol does break down into what is effectively a poison by itself; however, why do we have a process to break down this poison? Because it is present in nature, in fruits and even created by our own bodies during the digestion process through the microorganisms in our stomaches. I think jumping to such a strong conclusion with these massive percentages is just headline grabbing.
January 9, 2012

great post there…..but some women will not listen…in africa there are lots of them

Taher Chowdhury Sumon
December 12, 2011

Thank you for this wonderful article.

Greg Miller
December 1, 2011

Cancer research at University of Nevada School of Medicine directed by Dr. Hunter removes most sugar from the diet first based on the fact that cancer cells have 90+ receptor sites for sugar. The “no sugar” diet begins starving the cancer and probably stops proliferation or metastasizing. Alcohol is made from sugar and contains large amounts of mycotoxins. Good call telling people not to drink alcohol thinking it will help their cancer.

This “no sugar” diet is also part of the 8-step cure for allergies and asthma developed by Dr. Fred Pescatore, M.D., New York City, in his book, “The Allergy and Asthma Cure.”

I used it to stop the progress of my mother’s emphysema and COPD. I then used NAC to eliminate the excess mucus, omega-3 for reducing inflammation and beta-1,3/1,6-glucan to amplify her immune response and proteolytic enzymes to tear away the protective, protein covering on residual pathogenic cells in accordance with the research at the University of Nevada. I also replenished her probiotics with an enteric coated probiotic that included prebiotic formula and the Lactobacillus and Bifidus strains.

17 months after beginning the diet and supplements, there was no sign of emphysema. She was no longer needing any supplemental oxygen, she could sleep all night without exacerbations, she could eat a full meal and she had re-gained all of her weight back.

Her doctors were shocked since they expected her to die more than a year earlier. The drugs prescribed for emphysema did not cure the disease or even stop its progress. All they did was mask symptoms like shutting off the fire alarm in a burning building as a means of putting the fire out.

November 21, 2011

The breast enhancement process can take several weeks from the initial consultation through post-surgical recovery, and involves close communication and cooperation between patient and surgeon.Approximately 1 in 17 women Globally will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. As the exact cause of the disease remains unknown, prevention is difficult, and at best, we can direct our efforts toward early diagnosis, even at a pre-cancerous stage, and effective treatment.

November 4, 2011

Alcohol awareness should be pushed through and knowledge on breast cancer should be promoted as well to the public. Proper education must reached individuals who have experienced and who in danger of these problems.
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sarah monl
November 3, 2011

Alcohol affects people differently. Some people after a night of drinking can sleep the day away but other people wake up early after a night of drinking.
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