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Study: Alcohol consumption may increase breast cancer risks

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Alcohol consumption may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. But drinking does not appear to increase the risk of dying from the disease.

A new study of 23,000 patients found breast cancer survival rates were not affected by a woman's alcohol use before or after her diagnosis. In fact, women who were moderate drinkers before developing breast cancer were 15% less likely to die from heart disease than non-drinkers.

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