Check out this Health Tip of the Day I recently received from my fitness center at work (emphasis added).
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 3:49 AM
To: Schmidt, Joel
Subject: Tip of the Day (BREAST CANCER HEALTH) – 10/02/11
*** Today’s Tip: BREAST CANCER HEALTH
Breast cancer, affecting one in eight women, is one of the most common cancers in women of all major racial and ethnic groups in the United States. We still don’t know the best way to prevent breast cancer, but there are several things that can help lower a person’s risk of getting the disease: stay physically active; maintain a healthy weight; avoid using hormone replacement therapy or talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits; and limit the amount of alcohol that you drink.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
So according to the CDC, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is considered a risk factor for breast cancer, but hormonal contraception is not, despite the fact that even “low-dose” birth control pills have higher doses of the same hormones found in HRT. What?!
When are we going to wake up? The comment box is open; have at it.