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Hrt and alcohol

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HormonalHeap Wed 06-Jul-16 18:24:50

Does anyone know what the recommended limit on alcohol is whilst on hrt? Going on holiday and like the occasional glass of wine with my meal!

PollyPerky Wed 06-Jul-16 18:53:49

There is no limit on alcohol while using HRT. What makes you think there is?

The 'limits' that are discussed re. women's intake of alcohol are to do with breast cancer risk , regardless of whether they are using HRT or not.

The risks of HRT have been put into context by comparing it with alcohol, being overweight or having an inactive lifestyle.

Is that maybe what you were thinking of?

This link compares the risks

www.menopausematters.co.uk/pdf/Understanding%20Risk%20of%20Breast%20Cancer.pdf

Soleye Fri 08-Jul-16 21:29:54

Thanks Polly, sorry i somehow missed your reply. I read somewhere that hrt combined with regular alcohol consumption raises the the risk of breast cancer to a higher level. Thank you for the link to the chart, very interesting.

PollyPerky Sat 09-Jul-16 07:32:54

Well you're right really! What that table shows is that breast cancer is often promoted by several factors so combining any of them adds to risk.

Having the odd drink when you're away is unlikely to tip the scales in the wrong direction, but drinking more than 1 unit a day on a regular basis would. As would being overweight, sedentary, giving birth for the first time after age 30, having a late menopause or early puberty, and eating an unhealthy diet. The more of these anyone has, the greater their risk.

Enjoy your hols!!

Soleye Sat 09-Jul-16 16:16:36

Will dogrinthanks x

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