Researchers: Use of Dark Hair Dye and Relaxers Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk

According to researchers from Rutgers University, there is a chance that specific hair care products may lead to breast cancer.

Here’s what the researchers found:

Dark-hued hair dyes (dark brown or black) were associated with a 51 percent increased overall risk of developing breast cancer among African-American women and a 72 percent increased risk of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer among African-Americans.

The medical investigators also concluded that the use of chemical relaxers or straighteners was associated with a 74 percent increased risk among Caucasians, with some differences in breast cancer risk observed by estrogen-receptor status.

Learn more by reading the media release by Rutgers University researchers.

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