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Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in Relation to Risk of Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis and Review

A surge in breast cancer risk is associated with habitual consumption of alcohol.

This meta-analysis examined whether likeness for alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Researchers compiled and evaluated data obtained from 38 studies. 

Data analysis revealed an 11% increase in breast cancer risk in women who consumed 1 alcoholic drink per day compared to those who completely avoided alcohol. This study points out that regular drinking of alcohol can lead to a spike in breast cancer risk.

Research Summary Information

  • 1994
  • M P Longnecker
  • Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health 90024-1772.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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