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low level or moderate drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer

30 March 2012

A new review of research that looks at the relationship of alcohol consumption and breast cancer has been published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism. The analysis found that low level or moderate drinkers – one drink per day – had an increased risk of breast cancer. Heavy alcohol consumption, defined as three or more drinks a day, was found to have a 40-50% increased risk of breast cancer. Overall, alcohol drinking accounts for roughly 5% of breast cancers in Northern Europe and North America and up to 10% in countries such as Italy and France, where drinking alcohol is common among women.

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