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25-year-long study of Black women links frequent use of lye-based hair relaxers to a higher risk of breast cancer

By Kimberly Bertrand, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University
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Researchers had suspected that chemical hair relaxers might be behind racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses. A new study narrows in on lye as a possible cause for that link.


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