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What Black Women Should Know About Alcohol Consumption

alcoholRecently completed research shows that black women who consume 7 or more alcoholic beverages per week have a heightened possibility of developing a deadly disease.

That disease is breast cancer. 

22,338 women from the African American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk (AMBER) Consortium were involved in the study, which was the first of its kind to investigate the effects of alcohol consumption and breast cancer risks among black women.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer currently stands as the most common cause of cancer-related deaths among white, black, and Asian/Pacific Islander women.

The recommendation on the part of researchers is “reduced intake (of alcohol) among African American women.”

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

 

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