Mammography Can Detect Not Only Breast Cancer But Heart Disease Too!

by Reshma Anand on  March 28, 2016 at 4:04 PM Heart Disease News
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Mammography is a routine screening procedure advised to check the health of the breasts. It helps in detecting tumors or lumps in the breasts that pose a risk of cancer.
Mammography Can Detect Not Only Breast Cancer But Heart Disease Too!
Mammography Can Detect Not Only Breast Cancer But Heart Disease Too!

A new study by researchers at Mount Sinai University has found that digital mammography can also predict the possibility of heart disease. They evaluated cardiovascular disease risk factors in around 292 women who had undergone digital mammography and a chest computed tomography (CT) scan.

Mammography detects the presence of calcium in the breast arteries which reflects the presence of calcium in the coronary arteries, that supply blood to the heart. Calcification of coronary arteries is an early sign of heart disease.

Researchers analyzed several factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose levels in the participants. They found that about 42 percent of women had higher levels of calcium in the arteries of their breasts. Also, the risk of hypertension and chronic kidney disease increased in women who had higher amounts of calcium than those with low levels of calcium in the breast arteries.

Further analysis showed that the presence of breast arterial calcium was about 70 percent accurate in predicting the presence of calcium in the coronary arteries.

Authors suggest that women should ask their doctors about calcification in their breasts after taking a mammogram as it can predict their heart disease risk and also help in undergoing further treatments.

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This is more of the customary marketing hype, presented as science, by corporate medicine. It had long been demonstrated that exposure to medical x-rays, which would include digital mammography, is a top proven cause of heart disease [read Dr. John Gofman's work]. But Gofman's solid research data had been either quickly dismissed without real evidence to the contrary or it has been mostly ignored to this day by the conventional medical business as it threatens their huge business profits. When solid research data invalidates their lucrative interventions they ignore or swiftly dismiss it with bogus arguments, when sketchy unverified or misleading research data supports their lucrative interventions they're quick to announce to the world and claim it has validity. Over the last couple of years the huge medical business has been promoting the alleged value of their new highly lucrative screening technology, 3D mammography, but it's almost all advertising claims made by this corrupt business based on industry-crafted "studies." Contrary to the official narrative (which is based on medical business-fabricated pro-mammogram "scientific" data), there  is marginal, if any, reliable evidence that mammography, including 3D mammography, reduces mortality from breast cancer in a significant way in any age bracket but a lot of solid evidence shows the procedure does provide more serious harm than serious benefit (read:  Peter Gotzsche's 'Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy' and  Rolf Hefti's 'The Mammogram Myth'). IF........ women (and men) at large were to examine the mammogram data above and beyond the information of the mammogram business cartel (eg American Cancer Society, Komen, orthodox medicine), they'd also find that it is almost exclusively the big profiteers of the test, ie. the "experts," (eg radiologists, oncologists, medical trade associations, breast cancer "charities" etc) who promote the mass use of the test and that most pro-mammogram "research" is conducted by people with massive vested interests tied to the mammogram industry. Since more and more people have recognized what a racket mammography is, the medical business is eager to find new ways to "prove" just how valuable mammograms really are. They do the same trick routinely with their pharma drugs once the patents run out to keep the cash cow running....


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