Regular use of talcum powder ups risk of ovarian cancer by 24pc

London, June 19 (ANI): Women who use talcum powder regularly are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new research.

US scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have warned that powder particles applied to intimate areas after washing can seep into the body, the Daily Express reported.

This can trigger inflammation, while increasing the risk of an ovarian tumour by 24 per cent.

The study was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. (ANI)


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