Original Publication Date: 1 January, 2015
Publication / Source: Women's Health
Authors: Ying Liu, Nhi Nguyen & Graham A Colditz
Alcohol consumption by adult women is consistently associated with risk of breast cancer. Several questions regarding alcohol and breast cancer need to be addressed. Menarche to first pregnancy represents a window of time when breast tissue is particularly susceptible to carcinogens. Youth alcohol consumption is common in the USA, largely in the form of binge drinking and heavy drinking.