Why drinking alcohol is linked to breast cancer

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

Why drinking alcohol is linked to breast cancer.

It says: I have had cancer now I have Theo. Courageous woman.

ScienceDaily

Apr. 23, 2012

— A research team presented findings that they say may finally explain the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.

“Cells have different mechanisms to remove toxic substances, such as ethanol, the chemical name for alcohol, that represent a potential risk to them,” explains María de Lourdes Rodríguez-Fragoso, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico. “Unfortunately, sometimes these mechanisms produce other toxic substances, including some that are associated with the development of different types of cancer.”

Rodríguez-Fragoso presented her group’s work at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology 2012 conference in San Diego on April 23.

Alcohol consumption has long been established as a…

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