Alcohol May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

New study suggests light alcohol intake could modestly boost women's risk.
0:52 | 11/01/11

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Heavy drinking has previously been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Now a study in the journal of the American Medical Association finds that even very moderate alcohol consumption could be a war. Researchers studied nearly 106000. Women. Who were registered nurses they found that even as few as three to six drinks per week. May increase a woman's risk for breast cancer. And women who had more than two drinks a day had one and a half times more risks than women who didn't drink alcohol at all. Results were the same whether women consumed wine beer or liquor. One caution though the authors say that the increased risk from alcohol is small. And should be weighed against the potential benefits of alcohol on cardiovascular. Disease. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy Johnson.

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