Alcohol consumption and breast cancer.

  title={Alcohol consumption and breast cancer.},
  author={Elizabeth B. Harvey and Catherine Schairer and Louise A Brinton and Robert Nathaniel Hoover and Joseph F. Jr. Fraumeni},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={78 4},
The association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer was investigated in a case-control study involving 1,524 cases and 1,896 controls identified through a nationwide screening program. Ever drinking alcohol was not associated with any substantial increase in risk [odds ratio (OR) = 1.1; 95% confidence interval (Cl) = 1.0-1.3], but there was a significant trend in risk with increasing average weekly intake (P less than .04). Women who had one or fewer drinks daily (83% of all drinkers… CONTINUE READING

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