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Over 14 years, a study conducted on American women examined their diet and lifestyle habits.
Of the 200,000 postmenopausal women participating, those who consumed at least one alcoholic beverage a day showed almost a 30% increase in breast cancer rates in comparison to those who did not drink.
Not convinced? Behind tobacco use, Alcohol is the second leading cause of cancer.
In addition to this alcohol use can be associated with the following: heart failure, stroke, and sudden death.
However, there is a bit of silver lining. Moderate consumption can actually be healthy and reduces the risk of heart disease.