Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

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Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

Some hair products are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

New research finds evidence of a link between use of certain hair products, such as dyes and relaxers, and raised risk of breast cancer in women. The findings also suggest that the effect is different between black and white women.

The study – led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ – is published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in breast cells. It is the second most common cancer worldwide, and the most common in women. In 2012, there were nearly 1.7 million global cases of breast cancer diagnosed in women.

Read full article: Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk – Medical News Today

Read Full Article: Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk – Medical News Today

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