Women who dye their hair are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer, claims study

16 October 2017, 05:03 AM
Women who dye their hair are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer, claims study
Women who dye their hair are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer, claims study

Women shouldn’t dye their hair more than six times a year and use natural ingredients to avoid the risk of cancer, Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast surgeon at Princess Grace Hospital in central London has claimed in his study.

Professor Mokbel suggested that women should switch to products with natural ingredients rather using synthetic dyes as its use can increase the chances of breast cancer by 14 percent.

"Women are advised to reduce exposure to synthetic hair dyes to two to six times per year and undergo regular breast screening from the age of 40", Mokbel said in a post on Twitter.

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Concluding his study Professor Mokbel said, "Although further work is required to confirm our results, our findings suggest that exposure to hair dyes may contribute to breast cancer risk."

First Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 04:53 AM

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