Teen drinking may raise risk of benign breast disease

04/9/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Data from 29,117 women included in the Nurses' Health Study II showed that adolescent alcohol intake is dose-dependently linked to a higher risk of developing proliferative benign breast disease, which is a risk factor for breast cancer. Researchers report in the journal Pediatrics that increased folate intake did not significantly reduce the alcohol-associated risk of proliferative BBD.

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