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Think before you Go Pink

Posted in Uncategorized by Hams on 2007/10/20

Breast cancer awareness month annoys me.  More accurately, it makes me angry.  Yes, this is very unpopular, but let’s check the facts to support my frustration:

  • Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women
  • 1 in 30 women die annually from breast cancer
  • 1 in 6 women die annually from heart disease
  • In 2004:

40,539 deaths attributed to breast cancer while,

More than 460,000 women died from heart disease

That last number represents more female lives lost due to heart disease than those claimed by all cancers, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and accidents combined.

Another thing to note:  women are 10 times more likely to have hypothyroidism than men.  Un/undertreated hypothyroidism is strongly related to elevated cholesterol.  Hmmm…wonder why this is such a problem?

We’re so concerned about our women dying so we paint everything pink – shirts, shoes, pens, PostIts, cookware.  Are companies that sell these powder-pink versions of their standard product philanthropists or shameless self-promoters? 

Why do we not hear about the true killer of women?  Perhaps this all just proves humanity truly never progressed past a Freudian obsession with breasts.

Check the facts yourself: http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.179918SEC13

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/womheart.htm

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