Wired PR News.com – Findings from a new study have linked migraine headaches to a lowered risk of developing breast cancer. As reported by Reuters, the study concluded that women with a history of these kinds of severe headaches have a decreased chance for developing the malignant condition by 30 percent.
Information pertaining to the study was published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Seattle based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher, Dr. Christopher Li stated that the reduction in risk was applicable to common breast cancers, associated with hormone and progesterone factors. Hormones are also stated to have a connection to migraines, which are experienced by women at a higher rate than men.
Researchers are still uncertain the extent of the connection or reason for the link between migraines and a lowered risk for breast cancer, but scientists hope the findings may be beneficial for future use or finding a cure. The American Cancer Society states that more than 460,000 individuals every year due to the disease.
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