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High Bone Density Linked to Breast Cancer

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Posted on Sep 29, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Having a high bone mineral density may not be as beneficial for health as once thought, according to results of a new study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that while women with a naturally high bone mineral density were significantly less likely to fracture their hips, they were nearly three-times more likely to develop breast cancer compared to women with less dense bones.

Having a high bone mineral density may not be as beneficial for health as once thought, according to results of a new study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that while women with a naturally high bone mineral density were significantly less likely to fracture their hips, they were nearly three-times more likely to develop breast cancer compared to women with less dense bones.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2001; 93:930-936

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