Monday, January 23, 2017

New Study Shows That Left-Handed People More at Risk Of Having Breast Cancer

Left-handed people are unique not just because they can use their left hand for writing, cooking, holding the steering wheel etc, but because there are some facts related to the health condition of left-handed people.

Left-handed women face double the risk of developing breast cancer before the menopause compared with right-handed women, according to a new study.

This sounds like a strange coincidence. But researchers who have just completed a study on the odd association say that exposure to hormone-like chemicals in the womb may be to blame for both. Left-handedness in some people, they say, may be an effect of prenatal factors that could also lead to cancer.

Exactly what causes some people to prefer using their left hand remains largely unknown. However, as for your information, here are the facts about left-handed people, as reported by the page Huffingtonpost, Saturday (13/2).


  • Genetic factors
It turns out that genetic factors contribute for about 25% of the cause of someone can be born left-handed. The rest, until now scientist are still searching for what exactly the factors that trigger people to become left-handed.

  • Stress during pregnancy
A study conducted in England said that if the mother is experiencing stress or depression during pregnancy, the fetus is more likely to have left-handed. Likewise if the infant with birth weight less, there is possibility of experiencing left-handed as well.

  • Mental health
A study in 2013 conducted by Yale University revealed that the risk of someone experiencing mental health problems will be higher if they are left-handed. In some studies, it is shown that dyslexia is also frequently experienced by left-handed people.

  • Good at sport
However, left-handed people are good at doing sports. According to the professor of psychology at the University of Texas-Austin, Ronald Yeo, PhD the sports coaches will be easier to train the lefties.

  • Breast cancer
British Journal of cancer, published in 2007 writes the left-handed people have more risk to develop breast cancer, for women in old age.

  • Insomnia
Though not all, but they usually have the problem of insomnia or sleeplessness.

To minimize discomfort associated with breast cysts, you might try these measures:
  • Wear a well-fitted, supportive bra. If your breast cysts are painful, supporting your breasts may help relieve some discomfort.
  • Apply a compress. If cysts are painful, either a warm or cool compress can offer relief. Applying an ice pack can also relieve pain.
  • Avoid caffeine. Some women find symptom relief after eliminating caffeine from their diets. Consider reducing or eliminating caffeine to see if your symptoms improve.
  • Reduce salt in your diet. Some experts suggest that reducing salt in your diet may help. Consuming less sodium reduces the amount of excess fluid retained by your body, which in turn may help relieve symptoms associated with a fluid-filled breast cyst.