10 Breast Cancer "Facts" You Shouldn't Believe
Do antiperspirants, hair straighteners, and birth control pills increase your odds of getting breast cancer? Here are the answers you've been looking for
Myth No. 7: Coffee causes breast cancerFact: This is one of those myths that probably started thanks to a crazy co-worker who wanted the last cup of coffee in the office break room. Birhiray says there is no connection between caffeine and breast cancer. In fact, a 10-year-long study published in the "International Journal of Cancer" found that over the course of a decade, women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have the same risk of breast cancer as women who rarely drink caffeine. Bottom line: "If you consume a reasonable amount of caffeine, your risk of developing breast cancer isn't going to go up or down," says Birhiray.
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