The pioneering Framingham study, first begun in the 1940's, carefully tracks individuals over time to study risk factors in various diseases and in longevity. Because of its size and the very careful methodology consistently used, its findings command respect in the medical research community. New data from the ongoing Framingham study indicate that alcohol consumption does NOT increase the risk of breast cancer.


  • Wellness Facts. Wellness Letter (School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley), 1999, 15(8), 1.

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