Number of drinks per day may affect breast cancer risks
August 28, 2013 (WLS) -- Researchers at Harvard and Washington University looked at 60,000 women and their drinking habits from their first period to their first pregnancy. The study found the more drinks a woman had per day, the higher the risk for breast cancer.
Each drink per day was linked to an 11-percent increased risk to getting cancer. It was also tied to a 16-percent higher risk for benign breast disease, a condition that can lead to breast cancer.
The study suggests that younger women who watch their alcohol intake might decrease their risk of breast cancer later in life.
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