Sunday, October 7, 2007

All alcohol raises breast cancer risk

Ladies, here's something to consider before tapping into another bottle of wine. Doctors say all types of alcohol - if consumed in excess - increase the risk of breast cancer. The study adds context to the whole I-drink-wine-for-my-health notion. As Dr. Patrick Maisonneuve told the Associated Press: "Women drinking wine because they think it is healthier than beer are wrong. It's about the amount of alcohol consumed, not the type." So how much is too much? The risk of breast cancer increased for women who averaged just one alcoholic beverage a day. Those who had more than three drinks a day experienced a 30-percent increase in risk. Keep reading for more information from the AP story.
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