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  • Posted: 08/29/2013
NCI Cancer Center News

School-age drinking increases breast cancer risk​​​​​​ according to Washington University study

The more alcohol women drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer. That’s according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that, for the first time, links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy. Previous studies have looked at breast cancer risk and alcohol consumption later in life or at the effect of adolescent drinking on noncancerous breast disease.

 

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