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Teen drinking linked to breast disease

Disease is a known risk factor for cancer

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According to a new study, young women who drink alcohol could put themselves at higher risk of developing the breast disease that is a known risk factor for cancer, Reuters reports. In a study from Harvard Medical School, researchers looked at nearly 6,900 women aged 16 to 23 and found those who drank six or seven days a week had more than five times the odds of developing benign breast disease years later. This disease is characterized by hard lumps in the breast which can turn cancerous, as well as irregular cysts, sensitive nipples, itching and discomfort.

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