Study sheds new light on alcohol, breast cancer
April 12, 2013 (WLS) -- Drinking alcohol is known to increase the risk for breast cancer, but a study suggests that moderate drinking has little effect on survival after diagnosis.
The study found that it may even reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Researchers studied nearly 23,000 breast cancer survivors.
They found that survival was similar in women who drank alcohol after diagnosis and those who did not.
However, the women who drank moderately before diagnosis were significantly less likely to die of breast cancer or cardiovascular disease.
The findings are in the online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- Freezing rain reported around Wis. border
- Target credit card breach causes anger, frustration 17 min ago
- Video: ABC 7 Chicago Weather App
- ABC7 Weather Forecast 47 min ago
- Report: Centrella could buy some Dominick's stores 53 min ago
- Rogers Park stabbing leaves woman, 21, blind; man charged
- More Chicago speed cameras to issue real tickets
- 4M passengers expected at Chicago's airports during holidays 34 min ago
- Man charged with fatal shooting of 12-year-old in 2012 4 min ago
- NW Side residents hold meeting on sex assault
- Deck the malls with security
- Pastor defrocked after officiating son's gay marriage
- London Apollo Theatre collapse injures 79 12 min ago
- abcnews: Reddit Secret Santa User is Bill Gates
- ABC7 Weather Forecast
47 min ago
- 7 in :77
19 min ago
- Report: Centrella could buy some Dominick's...
53 min ago
ABC7Chicago.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos