Health: Summertime Booze

Party on, ladies, but take heed of some new reasons to pace yourself

Summer is here, and so are all those occasions to imbibe that come with warmer weather (40% of all the beer sold in the U.S. is consumed from May to August). A new study, however, may give summertime revelers--especially women--a reason to pay attention not just to how much they drink but also to how and when they drink.

Researchers have known for some time that alcohol consumption can increase a premenopausal woman's risk of someday developing breast cancer. But a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo suggests that a woman's drinking patterns may be as important as...

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