Frequent Use Of Hair-Straightening Products May Increase Uterine Cancer Risk 

Researchers say people who frequently use hair-straightening products may have a higher risk of developing uterine cancer. The study was conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Safety (NIEHS). 

Taking away other risk factors of uterine cancer, women who used hair-straightening products more than four times in a year were two and a half times more susceptible.

Researches from previous years account that hair straighteners contain  chemicals that are dubbed to disrupt endocrine. These have been previously linked with high breast and ovarian cancers. 

Hair-Straightening Products Uterine Cancer

Alexandra White, leader of the study, said in a statement:
We estimated that 1.64 percent of women who never used hair straighteners would go on to develop uterine cancer by the age of 70, but for frequent users, that risk goes up to 4.05 percent.” 

The researchers claim the “association between use of straightening products and uterine cancer” did not affect any particular race more than the other. But as black women use such hair-straightening products products more, they may be at risk more than women from other races.

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