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Daily drinking, ticking time bomb for women

Sydney, Sept 22 : Regular intake of alcohol poses hidden health risks in women and it may not surface until decades later, it has been revealed.


Experts are worried about daily drinking: the insidious alcohol affliction of middle-aged women, which rises in prevalence the older women get, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Experts said whereas the ill effects of binge drinking were immediately apparent, the health risks of a few glasses of wine each night could remain hidden for 20 years.

Daily drinking can lead to osteoporosis, liver disease and cancer. One fifth of breast cancers are attributable to alcohol. Drinking also increases the risk of anxiety and depression.

--ANI (Posted on 22-09-2013)

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