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Can wine cause cancer?

Wine. It's been called Mommy's juice. Many women reach for that glass of wine after a day with the kids, or work. But recently there have been studies that suggest drinking wine, even just a little, increases your chances of getting breast cancer.

If you Google wine and breast cancer, there are headlines such as: "Does alcohol cause breast cancer?" And articles that suggest women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15 percent higher risk of breast cancer, or the avoidance of alcohol may cut the odds of breast cancer in half.

There are also headlines that suggest drinking wine, especially red, can reduce breast cancer risk.

We spoke with Dr. Michael Kommor, an oncologist to help clarify.

"A glass of wine a day is not going to increase your chances enough to change things," said Dr. Kommor. He said the key is moderation. Drinking more will increase your risk.

He said in addition to watching your alcohol consumption women should maintain a healthy diet and exercise.

He also saw no difference between drinking a glass of white or red, but said red wine can help your cardiovascular health.

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