No clear talc link to ovarian cancer in large study

Researchers set out to find clear answer but instead have 'ambiguous' results, author says

US researchers, who have conducted the largest study yet into whether applying powder to the genitals increases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, have been unable to definitively put the issue to rest.

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Overall, the study did not find a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer, but there appeared to be a heightened risk among certain women who used the products.

The data found that women with an intact reproductive tract — those who never had a hysterectomy or a tubal ligation — who reported using baby powder