Migraines Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer? Maybe Not.

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington Medical Center have published a research article stating that women with Migraines have a 30% lower risk of Breast Cancer.

    One of the researchers, Dr. Christopher Lee, stated:

    "We found that, overall, women who had a history of Migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who did not have a history of such headaches... Women who have higher levels of estrogen in their blood have higher levels of breast cancer."

    This study was conducted by analyzing data from two studies of postmenopausal women in the Seattle area. The total number of subjects in the two trials was 3,412, ages 55 to 79 years...

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Published On: November 24, 2008