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Women and alcohol: The problem with rewarding yourself with booze

New research has shown middle-aged women view drinking alcohol as a positive part of their lives linked to happiness, relaxation and a sense of reward.

That information was uncovered by researchers looking to better educate women about the increased risk of breast cancer with alcohol consumption.

Nearly one quarter (22 per cent) of breast cancer cases are directly linked to alcohol, according to the World Health Organisation.

Emma Miller, from the College of Medicine and Public Health, told Gareth Parker the notion that alcohol in moderation was a healthy pursuit was largely overestimated.

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