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Alcohol prior to first pregnancy may raise risk of breast disease and breast cancer
Alcohol prior to first pregnancy may raise risk of breast disease and breast cancer (August 29, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Missouri - Alcohol consumption prior to first pregnancy raises risk of benign breast disease and breast cancer, according to a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers studied data on over 90,000 women, aged 25-44. Researchers assessed participants medical and reproductive history, as well as their lifestyle habits. Alcohol consumption was broken up into four age periods--15 to 17, 18-22, 22-30 and 31-40. Results showed that drinking after first menstrual period and before the first pregnancy raised risk of both breast cancer and benign breast disease, regardless of drinking after first pregnancy. As well, this relationship was dose-dependent--meaning the more a woman drank, the stronger her risk of breast cancer.
 
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