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If he likes a glass of wine with dinner, Klatsky says, "this man is better off continuing." But a 25-year-old health-conscious woman with no risk factors for heart disease who drinks very little should not boost her wine intake just for heart health, Klatsky says.
Her advice: "If you don't drink there is no reason to start.
If you are someone who drinks and you're a woman, limit drinking to one a day; if a man, to two a day.'' If you are at high risk for cancer, she adds, you might consider limiting your alcohol intake to less than that.
While recent studies about alcohol and cancer risk have uncovered new potential links, research about alcohol's effect on cancer risk date back many decades, says Susan Gapstur, Ph D, MPH, vice president of epidemiology for the American Cancer Society, Atlanta.
"There is a very clear link between alcohol consumption and cancer of the head and neck, particularly among cigarette smokers." "We can confidently say that even moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a modestly higher risk for breast and colorectal cancer," she says.
He's talking about moderate drinking, defined by the U. Department of Agriculture as no more than one drink a day for women and no more than two drinks a day for men.