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Are Women Drinking More And… So What?

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By 2016, the number of women binge drinking climbed to 20 percent (up from 15 percent).

As society loosens its restrictions on gender roles, it seems the stigma around women drinking alcohol has vanished. According to the National Institutes of Health, drinking habits among women and men are becoming more alike, which could be putting women at greater risk for a variety of alcohol-related dangers. One of the key risk factors is addiction, but another health concern is the link between drinking and the risk for breast cancer.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss women and drinking are writer Sarah Stankorb; University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Professor of Medicine and Breast Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Elyse Lower; and Beckett Springs Director of Assessment Darcy Lichnerowicz.

Tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" July 10 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.