Georgia Cancer Specialists physician Dr. Stephen Szabo appeared on WSB Channel 2 News Wednesday, March 17 in a story reported by Diana Davis about a new study that found a possible link between drinking wine and breast cancer.
“One theory is that alcohol increases estrogen levels in women,” Dr. Szabo said in the segment. “In 80% of women, estrogen is the promoter for breast cancer.”
The Swedish study found that postmenopausal women who consume more than roughly 1.5 glasses of wine per day were twice as likely to develop breast cancer compared to women with little or no alcoholic intake.
Dr. Szabo also said that any form of alcohol in excess could cause similar problems. “Alcohol in moderation is fine, but too much of anything is not a good thing, ” he said.