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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Women 'unaware of alcohol threat'

Friday, 17 October 2008

Women do not know about one of the biggest health risks linked to drinking too much - a raised chance of breast cancer, says a survey.

While most knew that excessive alcohol intake could lead to liver disease or liver cancer, fewer than one in five linked it to breast cancer.

The YouGov survey of nearly 2,000 men and women was described as "shocking" by health minister Dawn Primarolo.

An estimated four million UK women drink more than recommended levels.
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