Dry January in the United Kingdom can encourage us anywhere, not to drink or to drink less, for the month of January. Or longer.

Dry January

What is Dry January?

In Dry January the United Kingdom (UK) Alcohol Change UK explain:

Dry January 2020 “Dry January is the UK’s one-month booze-free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol every year”.

Why Do Dry January?

Why Do Dry January?

In What Is Dry January: Why Do Dry January? the Alcohol Change UK note:

Dry January 2021 “Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, boost your energy and save some serious money, while doing your body a lot of good. More importantly, it’s a way to reset your relationship with alcohol and drink more healthily year-round”.

Menopause Symptoms

Is there an association between menopause symptoms and alcohol?

In Alcohol: Alcohol & Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

Dry January

“For women around the time of menopause, alcohol intake can exacerbate hot flushes and add to the risk of excess weight gain”.

Breast Cancer

Is there an association between breast cancer and alcohol?

In The Menopause: What Can Be Done? Lifestyle Factors the British Women’s Health Concern note:

  • “Drink within reason The combination of excessive alcohol and hormonal instability is a risky one! Alcohol increases flushes and is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Try not to drink more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol per day, and keep at least one day a week alcohol-free”.

In What Would You Tell Your Patients About Drinking Alcohol? “Dr. Lisa Richardson, an oncologist and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, explains the link between drinking alcoholic beverages and breast cancer risk”:

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Last Updated: 05 January 2020 – Last Revised: 05 January 2020
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