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Less drinking may reduce cancer risk

April 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Here's something else women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer -- cut down on drinking alcohol. University of Chicago researchers studied more than 184,000 postmenopausal women, saying those who had one-to-two small drinks a day were 32 percent more likely to develop a hormone-sensitive tumor. Three or more drinks raised the risk to 51 percent.

But some experts say those drinking modest amounts of alcohol, or less than a drink a day, have little reason to worry.


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