Learn about the risks of Alcohol consumption for women in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From UK - According to a study from Cancer Research in UK, alcohol consumption increases cancer risk in women. Researchers studied data on 1.3 million middle-aged women and found that those who consumed one or two alcoholic drinks a day had a higher risk of cancer than those who did not. The authors suggest that 13% of breast, liver, rectum, mouth and throat cancers are linked to alcohol consumption. From Boston - According to research in the Archives of Internal Medicine, sending reminders may increase colorectal cancer screening rates. In a study of nearly 22,000 patients, researchers found that the screening rate for patients who received reminders in the mail was 44%, compared to 38% among those who did not receive reminders. The effectiveness of the mailings increased as patients got older. And finally, back to Boston - According to research in the Journal Radiology, the stress of waiting for biopsy results may adversely affect patient's health. In a study of 126 women awaiting breast biopsy results, researchers found that those with uncertain results experienced similar levels of stress as those diagnosed with cancer. These findings encourage faster analysis and communication of biopsy results. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.