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September 10, 2005

High Daily Stress Equals Lower Breast Cancer Rate

Topics: Medicine

Researchers suggest that daily stress may be bad for the heart, but it could protect women against breast cancer.

Among 6,689 Danish women followed for almost 20 years, those who reported having high levels of daily stress at the outset had a 40% lower risk of breast cancer than their initially more serene counterparts. The known estrogen-suppressing effects of high stress could account for the lower cancer risk, but that doesn't mean that women should consider adding high pressure to their daily routines, the investigators cautioned in the Sept. 10 issue of the British Medical Journal.

Posted by Richard at September 10, 2005 11:40 PM

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