05 Dec, 2023
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Does Being Left-Handed Increase Your Risk Of Cancer? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

A 2007 article in Epidemiology followed more than 12,000 Dutch women for 13 years. During that time, 252 women passed away. The researchers compared the mortality rates between left-handers and right-handers and found that left-handers had a 70% higher risk of dying from cancer and twice the risk of dying from breast cancer. They were […]

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Do Left-Handed People Actually Die Sooner? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

The researchers pointed out in the 1988 study in Nature that stressors surrounding left-handed people’s birth impeded their longevity. They also suggested that genetics and hormones affected their immune system and that living in a right-handed society made them more prone to accidents. A 1991 article in Psychological Bulletin from the same researchers furthered these ideas, […]