Study Links Strong Bones To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

July 28, 2008

A new sudy has linked bone density to the risk of a woman developing breast cancer, as stronger bones mean an increased risk....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new sudy has linked bone density to the risk of a woman developing breast cancer, as stronger bones mean an increased risk.

In the past, it was believed that if you had strong bones, you could avoid fractures, among other health problems.

This is not the case at all though according to a new study, which shows that strong bones are linked to the risk of breast cancer.

This adds to common breast cancer risk factors for woman such as age, her race, family history of the disease, etc.

The study has found that hip bone density measured in an X-ray scan can be a great predictor of your risk for breast cancer.

Strong bones are linked to high levels of estrogen, which is a risk factor for breast cancer.


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