Is there a link between increased incidences of breast cancer and the increased use of antiperspirants?
It is certainly true that the prevalence of breast cancer is rising in developed countries. However, there are many scientific studies linking this rise to factors other than antiperspirants, and no evidence that antiperspirants are the cause. Indeed, there is strong evidence to show no link between antiperspirant use and breast cancer. The majority of doctors and scientists who have studied this area attribute the increased prevalence of breast cancer in developed countries on the ‘western’ lifestyle adopted by residents over the last 50 years. The following are known risk factors for breast cancer: Diet The rich, calorie-laden diets typical of developed countries and sedentary lifestyles result in women producing higher levels of estrogen than women in developing countries. This additional estrogen, and the fertility boost it provides, is thought to be a reaction to an abundance of food, but the additional exposure to estrogen puts women in developed countries at a higher risk of bre
- Have there been any scientific studies that specifically investigated the possibility of a link between antiperspirants and breast cancer?
- Should postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer take raloxifene or tamoxifen based on these results?
- Is there a link between increased incidences of breast cancer and the increased use of antiperspirants?