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A drink a day doubles women”s breast cancer risk

A drink a day doubles women”s breast cancer risk

Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): A new U.S. study has revealed that women who drink just one alcoholic drink a day are at a twofold risk of developing breast cancer than their teetotaller counterparts. To understand how alcohol may influence sub-types of breast cancer, Christopher I. Li, and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center conducted an observational study of a subset of patients in the [...]
How nicotine promotes addiction, breast cancer

How nicotine promotes addiction, breast cancer

Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Nicotine binds to a specific receptor in the body to promote nicotine addiction as well as breast cancer, says a new study. Yuan-Soon Ho of the Taipei Medical University, and colleagues found that human breast cancer cells consistently over-expressed the alpha 9 subunit of the nAChR (nicotinic acetylcholine receptor). The expression was higher in advanced-stage breast cancer [...]
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