Alcohol increases breast cancer risk – Red wine too?


breastcancer_india.jpgWe’ve all extolled the virtues of drinking wine especially as a healthier drink compared to other alcoholic beverages. In fact, the wine industry, quoting reliable academic research has encouraged the general population to choose wine as a healthy drink when consumed in moderation. But recent press reports have brought into question the health benefits of wine which for centuries has been regarded as a healthier alcoholic beverage than most others. Can drinking wine really put Indian women at increased risk of getting breast cancer? Not in itself, no.

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