A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one serving of regular ice-cold water has been linked to a slightly higher risk of breast cancer than a serving of bottled water, according to the CDC.
In other words, the longer you drink the water, the greater the risk of getting breast cancer.
According to the report, the water consumption from drinking water can lead to the following: 1.
Breast cancer: Up to 5 percent higher risk for women who drink one serving per day, compared to a serving once per week or once a month.
Colon cancer: 5 percent to 8 percent higher for women drinking one serving to three times a week compared to women who drank three times per week.
Prostate cancer: 15 percent to 25 percent higher rate for women whose drinking water intake is five to 10 times per day compared to those whose drinking is three times or less per day.
Esophageal cancer: 17 percent to 30 percent higher rates for women consuming three to five times per month compared to one to two times per year.
Colorectal cancer : 25 percent to 40 percent higher incidence rate for those drinking three to four times per months compared to two to three weeks per year, according the study.6.
Lymphoma: 25 percent increased risk for those who consume one to three servings per day for men compared to three to six servings for women.7.
Oral cancer: 18 percent to 26 percent higher than for women of the same age who drink three to three and a half times a day.8.
Other cancers: 10 percent higher chance of breast, prostate, esophage, esomast, lung, liver, and other cancers compared to drinking a water bottle once per month.9.
Other types of cancer: 10 to 25 times higher risk if you drink more than two cups of water per day in one sitting compared to consuming three cups of regular water per week, according an analysis by the CDC that looked at a total of 3.4 million cases of cancer from 1975 to 2005.
Drinking water has a much lower chance of being harmful to your health than drinking solid foods.
And, it’s actually safe to drink more of it.
Dr. William Perry, the director of the CDC’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, told NBC News, “People who are consuming water in a glass bottle, drinking a glass of water is not going to be a problem.”
But, for some, it may be an issue.
“I think it’s just a little bit too much,” said Katie Hymond, a mother of three who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January.
“I would be hesitant to go out and have a glass, especially when I have to worry about how many other things are going to catch up with me.”
Hymond is one of many who were encouraged by the results of the new study, but she’s also concerned that too much of a good thing can cause the water to be consumed too quickly.
“When I was drinking a little more than a cup of water a day I would be drinking two to four cups a day and I’d be very worried,” she said.
Hymonds son is a recent college graduate and said she’s hoping that her children, who have been diagnosed with cancer in the past, will be able to enjoy more water when she grows old.
She also said she thinks the study highlights the need for greater education about drinking water.
“I have a son, and he’s only 21.
And we have been told that it’s okay to drink water,” she added.
“We’re not saying that to my son, but I would like him to know that this is not okay.
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