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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
Why weight becomes a factor post-menopause isn't fully known, but Birhiray says the increased risk is most likely due to fat acting as storage for estrogen. The more fat cells you have, the more estrogen your body will store. And as we mentioned earlier, excess estrogen is a known factor in increased breast cancer risk. You can calculate your BMI here.