Thursday, November 03, 2005

Alcohol 'raises breast cancer risk' in HRT women

DeHavilland Information Services, November 2, 2005
Women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) who drink alcohol are increasing their risk from one of the most common forms of breast cancer, a Swedish study has found. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute found women who drank alcohol and took HRT to relieve the symptoms associated with menopause were at a higher risk from developing oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer than their teetotal counterparts.

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