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The Gazette: Cancer 'epidemic' isn't happening

Published: 16 May 2010

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "Ladies who work with the fabrics used to produce those colourful little ribbons that have become the symbol of the fight against breast cancer might consider increasing their broccoli consumption. Why? Because the ribbons may actually be causing the feared disease. Broccoli, on the other hand, could offer protection.

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "Ladies who work with the fabrics used to produce those colourful little ribbons that have become the symbol of the fight against breast cancer might consider increasing their broccoli consumption. Why? Because the ribbons may actually be causing the feared disease. Broccoli, on the other hand, could offer protection. The problem isn't wearing the ribbons. It's making them - particularly if they are made from nylon or acrylic fibres. At least, that's what a study headed by France Labrèche of the Université de Montréal and Mark Goldberg of McGill University suggests…"

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