“Drinking alcohol during teens and early adulthood increases risk of breast cancer in women, a new study reported.
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said that they have found a link between alcohol consumption in early age and breast cancer later in life. Previous research had usually assessed alcohol consumption in women mid or post-childbearing years. The current study shows that teen girls who drink excess amounts of alcohol might be at a greater risk of breast cancer.
About 25 percent of youth aged between 12 and 20 years reported drinking alcohol and about 16 percent said that they binge drink, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health ( 2011).” Read More