Friday, November 04, 2005

What girls eat before puberty may protect them from Breast Cancer

MSNBC November 4, 2005
Research now suggests that adolescence may offer a unique window of opportunity for substantially lowering the risk of breast cancer later in life. Unlike other tissues in the body, breast tissue in babies and young girls has only one duct. Hormones secreted during puberty cause this duct to grow rapidly into a tree-like structure with more ducts. Carcinogens bind more readily to DNA in the immature cells that develop while this duct expands...

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