Do Hair Relaxers cause Fibroid Tumors 🤔?
What age where you when your mother introduced you to the CREAMY CRACK aka Relaxer? I mean the relaxer was a game changer for me 😁 no more Pressing comb. I'm sure mother didn't have any idea she could be putting her daughter at risk for Fibroid Tumors 😱 .
Here's an insert from the peeps at roots.com
A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked perms to early-onset puberty and worse — uterine fibroid tumors.
While a direct cause-and-effect relationship hasn't been established, the research could begin to explain why black women have two to three times higher rates of Fibroids than their counterparts of other races.
Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of Fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.
Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.
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