Frequent Use of Talcum Powder Near Private Parts May Cause Ovarian Cancer

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  1. Amnat77

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    (NaturalNews) According to a latest study conducted at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, women who used talcum powder around their private parts daily have a 40% higher risk of getting ovarian cancer. Even those who only used it once a week experienced a 36% higher risk. Although concerns over the use of talc had previously already been surfaced through other studies, these latest figures obtained suggest that the risks are much higher than thought before.

    Details of Study

    For this Harvard study, researchers looked at data from two previous studies, the New England Case-Control Study (NECC) and the Nurses Health Study (NHS), to try and locate a link between the use of talcum powder on the genitals and the risk of contracting ovarian cancer. They also tried to see how certain genetic factors might affect this risk.

    All in all, the cases of over 3,000 women were studied, with 1,385 of them having had ovarian cancer and another 1,802 women not having contracted the disease. Both the previous studies had collated information on talc use by the women, including how frequently they used it and on which areas of the body.

    The study was led by Dr Margaret A. Gates and funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

    Findings of the Study

    The key finding of the Harvard study was the significantly higher risk – 1.4 times – of getting ovarian cancer for those who used talc daily. Correlation was also noted between more regular usage of talc with the development of serious and invasive cancer. Note that the findings of this study relate only to the use of talcum powder near the genitals, and do not apply to use on the rest of the body.

    Further findings from the study was that women who have the gene glutathione S-transferase M1, or GSTM1, but do not have the gene S-transferase T1 ( GSTT1), had almost three times as high the risk of developing tumors. This genetic combination is believed to be present in about 10% of Caucasian women. Women who were only lacking the gene GSTT1 also had a higher cancer risk. This higher risk also applied when the study team considered serious, invasive cancer, which is one of the three main types of ovarian cancer.
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    Wow, Amnatt, you think this is true obviously?

    I don't use powder often but I have used it.

    Summers Eve Powder, I have to check and see if it has talccum in it.



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    Even though White women are 50% more likely to get Ovarian Cancer in the US and Canada (i suspect this is why the study was done) we should still take heed.

    You dont have to use powder if you wax all the hair off:qqb023:
     
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    Amnatt, I do shave with trimmers ;) I just use the powder from time to time during the summer.


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    do not do it!

    i thought this was general knowledge. these studies have been around for some time.
    powder links to cancer. why are our people so mis educated?
    don't put that poison on yourself!
     
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    True indeed, Bro. Elder-

    Talc is an extremely dangerous substance. When too much of it gets into or onto a person's body (which is common, due to how soft it is; it's actually the softest mineral), it could affect the pH level within the body.

    I'd be very careful when it comes to this substance.

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    ha ha ha, James don't worry yourself, I wasn't putting it on my private parts, He he he, I just put it around my skin parts during the summer. I promise, won't put any more powder on my skin near my private parts anymore. :em3400:


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    do the research....

    do not put powder any where on your body!
     
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    I promise, I won't anymore.


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    This is great info but...

    We women should be very careful about anything we use in our private area,
    because its an opening to our bodies. I use soap and water ONLY and
    I'm very careful about the soap as well, because some will have you
    feeling like they gots teeth.

    Astro, I used to us powder on other parts of my body during summertime too,
    but stopped years ago, because it gets all over the place and I would be inhaling it.
    Which I'm sure is harmful as well.




    Thanks for sharing information.


    MaddSistahlyLoveAlways!
    Coco:heart:
     
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