Too Much Drinking for Teenage Girls Helps Breast Problems to Occur
Teenage girls who drink too much alcohol, beware! A recent study shows that frequent alcohol drinking increases the risk of non-cancerous breast disease in the 20s and breast cancer beyond that age.
Occurrence of Benign Breast Disease (BDD) will increase to up to five times for girls who drink alcohol daily or at least almost everyday when compared to those who don’t drink.
A BBD diagnosis, meanwhile increases the risk of breast cancer to develop.
Around 6,899 women participated in the research. The survey was conducted to them when they were between 9 to 15 years of age. They had a follow-up survey when they were already between 16-23 years old. 147 reported to have developed BBD with 67 confirmed via biopsy.
The survey program was named Growing Up Today Study and the research result was published online in the journal Pediatrics last April 12.
Why concentrate with teen aged girls? One of the co-authors of the study said that teen years are a critical time for potential cancer-producing exposures because the mammary glands are undergoing rapid growth during that period.
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