Alcohol and Breast Cancer in Women A Pooled Analysis of Cohort Studies

18 Feb 1998Stephanie A. Smith-Warner, PhD; Donna Spiegelman, ScD; Shiaw-Shyuan Yaun, MPH; et al

Alcohol consumption is associated with a linear increase in breast cancer incidence in women over the range of consumption reported by most women. Among women who consume alcohol regularly, reducing alcohol consumption is a potential means to reduce breast cancer risk.

Meta Analysis
1 effect
11 years
322647 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Increased risk of Breast Cancer
Reproductive system

High evidence
41.0%