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Association of Powder Use in the Genital Area with Risk of Ovarian Cancer

  • Market Insight 25 August 2020 25 August 2020
  • Americas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

In a recent case study, scientists analyzed the correlation between powder use in the genital area and the risk of ovarian cancer. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), there have not been fully established studies to completely conclude that using body products containing talc may be carcinogenic. The findings revealed that there was not a statistically significant association between this type of talc use and ovarian cancer. Data from over 250,000 women showed the hazard ratio of those who never used powder versus those who did use power in the genital area and ovarian cancer was 1.08 (95% CI, 0.99-1.17). The study showed there was no clear dose-response developments between the duration and frequency of powder use in the genital area in relation to ovarian cancer risk.

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