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Alcohol consumption does not appear to affect breast cancer survival
Alcohol consumption does not appear to affect breast cancer survival

(April 8, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Seattle - Alcohol may not impact breast cancer survival, according to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers studied nearly 23,000 breast cancer patients taking part in a long term study. The study began in 1988 and 5,000 of the participants were followed until 2001. These women were surveyed regarding their alcohol consumption after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Results showed that the amount and type of alcohol that a woman drank after her diagnosis did not increase her risk of dying from the disease. Researchers also found that women who were moderate drinkers (3-6 drinks a week) were at 15% lower risk of dying from heart disease than women who did not drink at all.

 
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