Bad news for women who enjoy a few glasses of wine a day.

Enjoying even just one drink a day can increase risk of breast cancer in women.

Having up to one drink per day raised women’s risk for the disease by 4 percent.  That doesn’t seem like much but a woman is already at risk, that number is significant.

Get this – three or more drinks per day increased risk by 40 to 50 percent, according to the study.

“Women should not exceed one drink [per] day, and women at elevated risk for breast cancer should avoid alcohol or consume alcohol occasionally only,” concluded the authors, led by Helmut K. Seitz of the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany.

Unlike other cancers, breast cancer development can be stimulated even by small doses of alcohol.

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