Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Left Handed Link to Breast Cancer

They have found a link between handedness and breast cancer. In a recent study in the Netherlands, they have found that left-handed women are 39% more likely to develop breast cancer. This apparently has something to due with the fetal exposure of high levels of sex hormones a fetus receives while in the uterus that somehow determines handedness.

According to new data from the American Cancer Society, death rates from breast cancer have dropped by 2.3 percent a year since 1990, with the decline most pronounced among younger women. This in part is due to a large push in the communications industry to make knowledge about self-screening and breast cancer prevention known. There is a great ad put out by Zig in Toronto Creative Wonders Link


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