School-Age Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk, Washington University School of Medicine Study

Published: Aug 29, 2013

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Here's a sobering fact for millions of young women heading back to school: The more alcohol they drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer.

That's according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that, for the first time, links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy.

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