03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

All Types Of Alcohol Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women

All types of alcohol -- wine, beer or liquor -- add equally to the risk of developing breast cancer in women, American researchers said Thursday.

"This is a hugely underestimated risk factor," said Dr. Patrick Maisonneuve, head of epidemiology at the European Institute of Oncology in Italy, who was not connected to the study.