Women, alcohol, and breast cancer: opportunities for promoting better health and reducing risk

Ann M Roche and Jacqueline Bowden
Med J Aust 2023; 218 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51984
Published online: 19 June 2023

Older women have been relatively neglected in discussions of reducing alcohol‐related harm

Alcohol use and the associated risks and potential harms for those who use it and others are among the most challenging and controversial issues in health care. An increasing array of harms associated with the consumption of alcohol, even at lower levels of use, have been identified by researchers.1 This is not a welcome message for many.

  • 1 College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University, Adelaide, SA



Jacqueline Bowden receives funding from the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care to support research regarding alcohol and other drugs.

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