Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Research: Multiple Births May Prevent Some Cancers

From YLE News -

An academic dissertation to be presented on Friday asserts that giving birth to many children can protect women from the risk of gynaecological cancers.

The key findings of Marianne Hinkula's dissertation are that women who have given birth to at least 5 children have a 40 percent lower risk of developing breast, endometrial or ovarian cancer. The thesis argues that this is due to levels of hormonal activity.

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