A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that multiple cups of coffee affects women’s estrogen levels, which could put them at a higher risk of hormone-related diseases like breast cancer. While the study is inconclusive, it is food for thought for women who consume moderate levels of caffeine daily. Read more in this article from Prevention: http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/drinking-coffee-could-affect-estrogen-levels-study
Studies have found that hormone therapy increases your risk for breast cancer. If you must take hormones to manage menopausal symptoms, it is best to avoid those containing progesterone and make sure you don’t take them more than three years. Hormonal creams and prescription hormones should be avoided as well.
#PreventionTip: Did you know that consuming alcohol increases a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer? Women who have as few as 3 drinks per week increase their risk by 15%.