Hair dye users, especially females, have a 14% risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the risk being higher for those using hair dyes for more than 20 years

In December 2018 researchers from China published the results of their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the association of hair dye use and risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A total of 16 studies were included in the review. Results showed that hair dye users, especially females, had a 14% risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and that the risk was higher for those individuals who had dyed their hair for 20 years and over.

Qin L et al. A Meta-analysis on the Relationship Between Hair Dye and the Incidence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Med Princ Pract. 2018 Dec 24 [Epub ahead of print]

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