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26 April 2012 08:54
Women drinkers are at more risk of developing breast cancer
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the link between alcohol and breast cancer, with women particularly at risk.
Holidaymakers with breast cancer can take out our
travel insurance with medical conditions to provide piece of mind, but they might want to avoid overindulging in alcohol while on their travels.
New research suggests that women naturally have higher levels of the molecule, but are at more risk of developing breast cancer if they consume too much alcohol.
Experts in Mexico hope the discovery will lead to a new test, which would highlight vulnerable individuals before preventative measures could be taken to lower alcohol intake.
The protein, called CYP2E1, reportedly breaks down ethanol in the body, which produces unstable destructive oxygen molecules that attack cell membranes and DNA.
Professor Maria de Lourdes Rodriguez-Fragoso, from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, said: "If you are a woman who naturally expresses higher levels of CYP2E1 and you consume alcohol, you would be at a greater risk for developing breast cancer than a woman who expresses lower amounts of CYP2E1."
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