Harvard study brings to light how dangerous drinking can be - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/12/10

Harvard study brings to light how dangerous drinking can be for young women

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new Harvard study indicates young women who regularly drink alcohol are increasing the chance they'll develop a condition that often precedes breast cancer. Researchers studied the alcohol habits of 9,000 girls from age 16 to 23. 

Researchers found those who drank something alcoholic almost every day were five times more likely to develop benign breast disease, a condition of non-cancerous lesions and tumors, which increases the risk for cancer.  Those in the study who drank three times a week had three times the risk compared to those who rarely drank alcohol in their teens or early 20's.

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