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:: 2.17.2004 ::  



Thanks, Mom - Report Links Breast Cancer to Antibiotic Use

A recent Finnish study found that...
...women who took antibiotics for more than 500 days, or had more than 25 prescriptions, over an average period of 17 years had more than twice the risk of breast cancer as women who had not taken any antibiotics.

The risk was smaller for women who took antibiotics for fewer days. But even women who had between one and 25 prescriptions over an average of 17 years were about one and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women who didn't take any antibiotics.

The increased risk involved all classes of antibiotics that they studied.
Yet another reason to be grateful that my mom strongly discouraged the use of antibiotics. In fact, I believe I have only been on them twice in my life - once, regrettably, because a clinic doctor said I might have Strep throat and that it was better to be safe than sorry. Thankfully I'm much less credulous now.

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