Positive thinking may help you avoid breast cancer

Friday 22nd August, 2008

breast cancerThe chances of developing breast cancer may be decreased if women become positive thinkers, new research has suggested.

The study from Israel also found bereavement and going through a divorce could also increase the risk of breast cancer.

The research team did admit to questioning women after diagnosis of the cancer which could significantly change their life outlook. Other studies have suggested the role of mental outlook on cancer may be beneficial but UK experts said women’s emotional stresses are difficult to compare.

This recent study involved 255 women with breast cancer compared against 367 control subjects using a questionnaire to highlight mental outlook after major life events.

The study showed that generally a positive outlook would appear to reduce the chances of developing breast cancer by 25%.



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