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Do Countries That Drink Less Have Less Breast Cancer?

More than 266,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Alcohol likely contributes to 15 percent of those cases, meaning nearly 40,000 breast cancers a year are entirely preventable. That’s why any evidence-based public health measure that reduces overall alcohol consumption nationally is likely to make a dent in a disease that’s estimated to cost the country about $20 billion annually by the year 2020. Experts know what these measures are: higher taxes on alcohol, limits on sales availability like earlier bar closing times or a ban on Sunday sales of liquor, and better enforcement of underage drinking laws. Read more here.

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