The dark side of beauty products: Hair colouring may up breast cancer risk

What could be the most gravest of risks involved with hair colouring? Hair damage? Hair fall? Balding? A recent study now links hair dyes and increased risk of breast cancer! Bizzare as it may sound, but Researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki in Finland and Finnish Cancer Registry assessed the role of hair colours in causing breast cancers. Hormonal contraceptives were also found to be major contributors in upping the risk of breast cancer according to the study. The findings, based on the survey data from 8,000 breast cancer patients and 20,000 controls from Finland, suggested that the use of other hormonal contraceptives were associated with 32% higher breast cancer risk among younger women under 50 as compared to women who did not use any hormonal contraceptives.

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