Thyroid Link To Breast Cancer

Originally published in Issue 2 2005 icon

Scientists at the University of Texas have discovered that women with an underactive thyroid get less breast cancers. Dr Massimo Cristofanilli’s team compared the medical records of 1,136 women with breast cancer and 1,088 healthy women to find that women with underactive thyroids had a 61 per cent lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

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