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Br J Cancer. 2000 Oct;83(7):949-51.

Alcohol and breast cancer risk: the alcoholism paradox.

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Department of Epidemiology and Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

A population-based cohort study of 36 856 women diagnosed with alcoholism in Sweden between 1965 and 1995 found that alcoholic women had only a small 15% increase in breast-cancer incidence compared to the general female population. It is therefore apparent, contrary to expectation, that alcoholism does not increase breast-cancer risk in proportion to presumed ethanol intake.

PMID:
10970699
PMCID:
PMC2374691
DOI:
10.1054/bjoc.2000.1360
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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