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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical…

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Cow Cancer Virus Implicated in Breast Cancer

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Currently, the dietary link between breast cancer and consumption of meat and dairy is considered a saturated fat effect, but there is a cancer-causing bovine virus that infects the mammary gland cells of cows. The infectious virus is then released into the milk supply. Since most U.S. dairy herds are infected, scientists posit that Americans are often exposed to this…

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Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cance

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to become more aggressive….

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Low-Fat Diet Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality

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A low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains reduces the risk of death from breast cancer, according to research that will be presented next month at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago. Researchers followed the diets of 48,835 postmenopausal participants from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification (DM) clinical trial and compared incidence rates and…

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