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Breast Cancer Risk Rises With Moderate Alcohol Use, Study Finds

A daily drink, whether it’s red wine, beer or liquor, may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study that suggests moderate drinking has similar ties to the disease as heavy alcohol consumption.

The study, which followed more than 100,000 women for 28 years, found that those who consumed three to six drinks a week had a 15 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared with those who didn’t drink. Two drinks a day increased the risk to 51 percent, according to the research published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.