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Heavy College Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk

(9/4/2013)

Heavy Drinking in College Increases Risk of Breast Cancer
Psych Central
August 30, 2013
 
Researchers have discovered that the more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater the risk of future breast cancer. Investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say that the new study shows, for the first time, an association between drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy and the risk of breast cancer. The researchers also found that for every bottle of beer, glass of wine or shot of liquor consumed daily, a young woman increases her risk of proliferative benign breast disease by 15 percent.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/30/heavy-drinking-in-college-increases-risk-of-breast-cancer/59034.html


Keywords: drinking, college, breast, cancer, risk, women, alcohol, substance, abuse



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