Alcohol consumption, endogenous estrogen and mammographic density among premenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Breast cancer research : BCR, Volume 17, p.103 (2015)


Alcohol consumption may promote aromatization of androgens to estrogens, which may partly explain the observations linking alcohol consumption to higher breast cancer risk. Whether alcohol consumption is associated with endogenous estrogen levels, and mammographic density phenotypes in premenopausal women remains unclear.