Moderate Red Wine Drinking May Help Cut Women’s Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

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Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows.

The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2012, January 6). Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women’s breast cancer risk, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 9, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/01/120106105925.htm
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