Connecting the dots between breast cancer, obesity and alcohol consumption in middle-aged women

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    Background: Breast cancer incidence in Australian women aged 45 to 64 years (‘middle-aged’) continues to increase in the context of rising alcohol consumption and obesity in this age group. Alcohol has been strongly linked to breast cancer to which obesity is also associated. Potentially, alcohol consumption may also be linked to weight gain. Additionally, alcohol consumption could possibly represent the 'missing link' between other personal and lifestyle factors associated with, but not directly linked to, breast cancer. For instance, harmful alcohol consumption may be a behaviour associated with chronic psychological stress, for which persistent but only indirect evidence of a role in breast cancer exists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventWorld Cancer Congress - Paris, France
    Duration: 31 Oct 20163 Nov 2016
    https://www.worldcancercongress.org/about/past-congresses/paris-2016-world-cancer-congress

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Cancer Congress
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period31/10/163/11/16
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • alcohol
    • breast
    • obesity
    • women

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