Migraines May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Prevention — By on November 11, 2008 at 6:46 am

WebMD Health News – Study Shows Women With Migraine Headaches May Have Lower Risk of Breast Cancer.
Women who suffer from migraine headaches may be at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, a new study shows. “Many of the triggers of migraine in women are known to be hormonally related, and also are important in the development of breast cancer,” Christopher Li, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, tells WebMD. “We now see a plausible relationship between hormones and migraines and breast cancer.”

The study, published in the November issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, shows that women with a history of migraines have a 30% lower risk of breast cancer than women not diagnosed with the headaches.

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