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Drinking Alcohol May Lead to Breast Cancer Survival

For Sociology Presentation

Erica Norskog

on 10 April 2013

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Transcript of Drinking Alcohol May Lead to Breast Cancer Survival

Bottom Line "This is good news because it might direct the choices some women make after the diagnosis." I Don't Have Breast Cancer Alcohol has been know to be a risk factor that may be a cause of breast cancer in women Too Good to Be True? Research 25,000 women we followed for 11 years Only Applies to Women with Breast Cancer This study was only done on women with an age range from 20-79 and only after they were diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Anything else? Women who also consumed these drinks moderately were also shown to have a 25% less chance of developing cardiovascular disease May Lead to Breast Cancer Survival Drinking Alcohol Maybe not. A new study done by the group American Society of Clinical Oncology suggests that being a moderate drinker may actually increase your chances of surviving the disease. Women who drank moderately (3-6 drinks per week) were 15% less likely to die from the disease More research does need to be done to confirm findings so don't run off and drink your heart out. http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/09/alcohol-may-improve-breast-cancer-survival/ http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2013/04/08/JCO.2012.46.5765.abstract Sources
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