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Certain hair products may increase your risk of breast cancer

A new study shows certain hair dyes might increase the risk of breast cancer
A new study shows certain hair dyes might increase the risk of breast cancer (iStock)

Women go through a lot to look and feel beautiful, but it turns out some of the products you’re using on your hair might actually have a negative impact on your health.

In a new study by Rutgers University, researchers recruited 4,285 African-American and Caucasian women, both with and without breast cancer aged 20 to 75, to explore a possible link between certain hair care products and their risk of developing breast cancer.

The study’s authors examined established probable breast cancer risk factors, like family and personal health history, hormone use and lifestyle. They were particularly interested in the women’s use of specific hair…