How many times have we heard that three drinks or more per week may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer? I feel like it’s been the breast cancer awareness mantra, I’ve heard it so much.
But now, now, a new study is indicating that “women who reported having three to six alcoholic drinks a week before getting cancer were around 15 percent less likely to die of the disease than non-drinker.”
15%?! Holy smokes. Everyone to the bar!
What I am curious to know is how many women read these studies and change their lifestyle accordingly. Do you? If you look at these two studies does it make you wonder if the breast cancer was caused by their drinking or if their drinking will save their lives?
It’s mind-numbing. The Internet has given us so much information, and most of us know by now, not all of it’s reliable or consistent.
I’m not saying either of these studies are true or false, but what I am inferring is that we can take it all with a grain o’salt of common sense.
Here’s what I think:
#1) I like an occasional drink (yes, I know it appears as if i drink lots, but it’s mostly fun schtick)
#2) I have a healthy lifestyle…FOR THE MOST PART! Gosh.
#3) If I am diagnosed with breast cancer, I know that not one doctor or researcher will be able to conclusively tell me if it was caused by genetics or environment or a combination of both.
#4) Studies are great, but I will not shape my life based on their info. Too often a study comes along to refute the one before it. Remember these: Coffee is bad! Coffee is an antioxidant! I continued to drink coffee even when folks advised me it was bad for me. Turns out I was right…today!
#5) I plan on enjoying my life by employing an “all things in moderation” mantra. Unless it involves cake. My cake love is not schtick; it’s fact!
What say you?