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How Women May Be Contributing to Men's Rising Cancer Rates

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  • An analysis of data from 100 countries found oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer; this may be due to exposure to synthetic estrogens excreted by women and that end up in the drinking water supply
  • Estrogen has already been implicated in other cancers; for instance, breast cancer is closely tied to estrogen exposure
  • Estrogen pollution is increasingly present all around you, from plastics to canned food and drinks, food additives, household cleaning products, heavy metals, and pesticides, as well as in our waterways as a result of the runoff from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
  • Many women opt for hormonal contraceptives because they're unaware of the serious health risks, as well as the other effective, drug-free birth control methods out there, which include both natural family planning and barrier methods

By Dr. Mercola

Many conventional health experts believe the hormone testosterone causes prostate cancer -- but research actually suggests that estrogen may be the more likely culprit.


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