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Alcohol and Health

October 14, 2007

We’ve heard for nearly a decade about the benefits of alcohol — red wine in particular. It’s good for your heart and may have other positive effects. In moderation, we thought, it’s not only OK, but actually good for us.

But now there’s a different risk to consider: New research appears to show a link between alcohol and breast cancer in women.

So what’s a girl to do about her nightly glass of wine?

The short answer is, you have to judge for yourself, based on your health and your family medical history. Keep in mind that heart disease is the leading killer of women; in fact, women are six times as likely to die of heart disease as breast cancer.

According to the new research, drinking just one to two drinks a day increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 10 percent. Make that three or more drinks a day, and the risk triples to 30 percent.

Source: CNN

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2007 10:02 am

    I really believe that everything in moderation is fine.

  2. December 11, 2007 12:43 pm

    Yes, I agree for the moderation. Probably in few years they will come up with a new research that alcohol actually reduces the risk of breast cancer.

  3. May 18, 2008 12:24 pm

    i hate alcohol oh yah i went there what you going to do about it

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