March 1997 Issue
Alcohol May Boost Estrogen Too Much
If you're a woman who's put menopause behind her, takes oral estrogen and enjoys a daily drink or two, you may be getting more hormone than you bargained for. And with it, some potential health risks. That's what researchers concluded at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, after looking at the effect alcoholic drinks have on blood levels of estradiol, the body's major form of estrogen. In the two-day study of 24 women
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