Navigation Links
Hair Relaxers Not Linked With Breast Cancer Risk

A new study has found that chemical relaxers used to straighten hair are not associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer among African-American women.

Hair relaxers can enter the body through cuts or lesions in the scalp. These products are not fully monitored by the Food and Drug Administration, and thus could contain potentially harmful compounds.

The study named Black Womens Health Study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Lynn Rosenberg at the Boston University and Howard University Cancer Center.

Previous research has shown that breast cancer incidence is higher among African-American women age 40 or younger than among Caucasian women of the same age, and this increased risk is not fully explained by known risk factors, such as race and family history. At all ages, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than are Caucasian women.

Because hair relaxers are more widely used by younger African-American women than they are used by older African-American women, a connection with increased risk of breast cancer in younger women seemed possible. Also, millions of African-American women use hair relaxers, and substances that are used by millions of women over a span of many years should be monitored for safety, Rosenberg said.

As part of this study researchers followed 48,167 participants out 59,000 women who completed an initial questionnaire. More than 80 percent answered follow-up questions every two years since, including questions about use of hair relaxers.

Researchers found that younger women used hair relaxers more than older women did. They also discovered that the majority of women used hair relaxers before age 20 and a third used the chemicals at least seven times a year. But when they examined the association between use of hair relaxers and breast cancer, based on 574 newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer identified duri ng the follow-up period, they found no connection between use of relaxers and breast cancer incidence overall or among the younger women, even if use had been frequent and of long duration.

This is good news. The present study is definitive that hair relaxers dont cause breast cancer, as much as an epidemiologic study can be, Rosenberg said.

The findings of the study were published in the May issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
2. Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
3. Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes
4. Hormones Linked To Migraines
5. Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk
6. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
7. Nausea Linked To Anxiety And Depression
8. Painkiller Linked to Deaths
9. High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage
10. Snoring Linked To Headaches
11. Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 26, 2017 , ... Ron Norman, ... how to use the Law of Large Numbers in favor of senior, upper-level executive ... Las Vegas casinos, have long understood the Law of Large Numbers as a way ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 26, 2017 , ... As the ... news site, https://dealfeed.sutlr.com . People are constantly trying to find tips and stories ... industry, Sutlr deal feed brings you the top trending deals. The deals are organized ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 26, 2017 ... ... Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and the Chair of the Leg, Ankle, and Foot ... Kovatis is currently the only fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at Hackensack UMC performing ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... “How to Live in the Millennium”: a gripping take on how ... no longer a part of everyday life and do not affect daily choices. It ... for the thoughts, words, and actions that are chosen. “How to Live in the ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 26, 2017 , ... “Sonflower Submission”: ... a strong-willed nature to the inevitable destinations of negativity, complaining and the need to ... side to take effect in order for a lesson in stress-less living to be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... YORK , Sept. 8, 2017 Dealmed ... largest independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, vaccines, ... it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vantage ... equipment based in Holtsville, New York ... specializes in supplying new and emerging medical practices, will ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... STOCKHOLM , Sept. 7, 2017 NuvoAir ... Air Smart Spirometer, announced today a partnership with Novartis Pharma ... partnership solidifies NuvoAir,s position as the leading mobile spirometry platform ... respiratory patients. ... spirometry test ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... Sept. 6, 2017   PDI , a leader in ... host an educational session focused on the role of ... prevention at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ... place at the Phoenix Convention ... Sept. 16-19, will also feature PDI,s Prevantics® Device ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: