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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:03 PM
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Research Suggests HOUSEWORK Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk In Women
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:04 PM by matcom
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MODERATE housework can help women substantially to cut their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study.

Researchers analysed data from 218,169 women, aged 20 to 80, in nine European countries, looking at a range of activities, including work, leisure and housework.

Pre-menopausal women who did housework were 30 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer than pre-menopausal women who did none, while post-menopausal women who did housework were 20 per cent less likely to develop the disease than those who did none.

The research, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, said: "In this large cohort of women ... increased non-occupational physical activity and, in particular, increased household activity, were significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk, independent of other potential risk factors.

"These results strengthen the consistency of findings about the protective role of physical activity on breast cancer risk."

Some 44,100 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the UK every year and more than 12,400 women die from the disease.

Dr Lesley Walker, of Cancer Research UK, which part-funded the study, said: "We already know that women who keep a healthy weight are less likely to develop breast cancer. This study suggests being physically active may also help reduce the risk and that something as simple... as doing the housework can help."

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1925022006&format=pr...


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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:05 PM
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1. You wrote this story, didn't you?
;)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM
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2. nope
but this could make the entire long weekend!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM
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3. Whaddayah-wanna-bet that men did this "study"
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM by SoCalDem
:rofl:

Next study?

Toilet bowl cleaning is good for "back-muscle health"
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:07 PM
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4. "Dr Lesley Walker"
kind of like "Pat" on SNL :7
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:08 PM
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5. I'm not a lazy slob for leaving my socks on the floor...
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:08 PM by MrCoffee
I'm trying to save a life here, dammit!
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:15 PM
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6. Son: Why does mommy have to die?
Dad: Because she didn't make enough pie
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:17 PM
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8. my GOD
i can't be laughing like this at work. STOP IT!

fuck. i have to go out for a smoke before someone sees me

:rofl:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:17 PM
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7. Does it help if they do it topless?
I could post videos if you want
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:48 PM
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9. I want
for ummmm "research"
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:51 PM
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10. what a lot of happy horseshit
do these people know nothing of cause and effect?

i'm sure a woman who is, unknown to her, slowly developing a cancer has less energy to waste on crap that doesn't need to be done and most housework does fall in that category as long as everyone picks up after HIMself
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:53 PM
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11. Okay. So, do I actually *do* the housework topless,
or do I just lie about it.

:rofl: at me doing housework.






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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:56 PM
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12. fine. it's YOUR health
:eyes:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:57 PM
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13. Okay. Answer this. Does taking out the trash and mowing the lawn
lower the risk of prostate cancer?

Didn't. Think. So.

:rofl:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:58 PM
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14. if you do it without pants, yes
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:59 PM
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16. Ooh, I can't wait to go tell Mr. Midlo.
He's been looking for an opportunity to flash the neighbors for parking behind our driveway.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:00 PM
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18. he needs a reason?
lightweight.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:05 PM
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21. I know. It's embarrassing.
Ever since he had the defibrillator implanted, he's just no fun. Always afraid of it 'going off'. As. if.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:58 PM
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15. what the FUCK makes you think
I take out the trash?? :shrug:

I sure hope cooking counts (although we are doing takeout tonight) :P
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:59 PM
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17. I was speaking of the generic man.
:eyes:

What's for dinner?
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:10 PM
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23. you don't REALLY read my posts do you!
:cry:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:16 PM
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25. I'm kicking this until my BFF sees it.
That'll learn ya.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:18 PM
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27. she is looking at it now
and the damned furniture needs dusting :grr:

she REALLY doesn't take good care of herself
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:21 PM
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32. Didn't she get my gift card for the naked male housecleaner?
I really thought it would have gotten there by now. :shrug:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:25 PM
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34. hhmmmmmm
i THOUGHT i put it in her stocking :think:

nope. i gots nothing :shrug:
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:46 PM
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35. WHAAAAA???
ooo he is sooo in trouble!! I am now going to have to look for that gift card! It must be in his messy office! The one room I am not "allowed" to clean! As a matter of fact, I clean the whole house, even the two toilets! I don't think he has cleaned a toilet in this house since we moved in 9 years ago!! :grr:
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:18 PM
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28. who's Biff?
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:20 PM
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30. Midlo's male houseboy
:eyes:
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:20 PM
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31. I'm thinking, I'm thinking...give me a
minute...I just got home and haven't even had a chance to consume one adult beverage yet...just wait for it...wait for it... :hug:
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:00 PM
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20. Unfortunately we will never know, since any guy who DOES take
out the trash is already neutered.

And we all know prostate cancer is directly related to testosterone levels.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:14 PM
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24. see - I'm wondering
if there's a correlation between the "type" of woman who cooks/cleans a lot and the "type" who doesn't - and their hormone levels, which could, in turn, affect the breast cancer susceptibility.

:shrug:

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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:17 PM
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26. Personally, I think it is hooey. It's probably more related to activity
level than anything. Although one of my best friends who has an absolutely immaculate home had breast cancer.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:19 PM
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29. stupid rich elitists and their 'Hired Help'
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 04:24 PM by matcom
that'll learn that LIBURAL
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:22 PM
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33. Yup, says the woman who has someone clean her house once a week.
Gah, I am so frickin' lazy.

:bounce:
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:20 PM
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44. That would be my bet.
It's about exercise.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:00 PM
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19. With my family history I had thought of a preventative mastectomy anyway...
Now all the more reason
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:08 PM
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22. post hoc ergo propter hoc
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:23 PM
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56. Nice. nt
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:51 PM
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36. Well, thank goodness for this 'study'
Glad to know I won't get breast cancer, but I will probably develop lung cancer from all the cleaning products I have to use to keep Chateau Matcom sparkling!! But don't you worry your little head about me "dying", I have plenty of life insurance, so you can hire a cleaning woman to do the dirty work, and help save her life! :grr: :rant: :grr: :rant:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:18 PM
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42. *whew* thank you for this
I've got a 22 year old in mind (don't worry, SHE has a twin sister who is a bi-sexual nymphomaniac so i'll be killing 2 birds....)

you ARE a loving wife! :*
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:36 PM
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51. I'll break it to TM
:eyes:
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:10 PM
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55. What???
Their father doesn't own a liqour store??? :rofl:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:58 PM
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37. And none of these 'scientists' concluded
it might be for reasons other than the housework? Phurphoo upon them, bunch a hacks.

What kind of woman is able to do no housework? Either she's wealthy and can hire in help (but also has access to a richer, fattier diet amoung other factors), or she's an abject slob and is surrounded by carcinogens in every corner of her home (and again, probably eats a take-out diet of richer, fattier foods).

But for a small fee, I'll keep this rather rational perspective away from the as yet untainted eyes of Barefoot Mrs.Matcom.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:02 PM
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38. What kind of woman is able to do no housework?
see Midlo's post above

:rofl:

:hide:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:14 PM
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39. I'm very successful
at not doing housework. :rofl:

I figure I'm building up my immunity. :D
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:16 PM
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40. you are going to DDDD DDIIIIII IIIEEEEE EE EEEEEEEE!!!!11
:cry:

SAVE YOURSELF!!!!1111

:D
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:17 PM
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41. I can see where they're going w/ this.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 05:18 PM by xmas74
They're saying that anyone w/ a sedentary lifestyle could benefit from housework. Housework, if done properly (and everyone here should know what that means-actually cleaning instead of stuffing things everywhere) does count as a form of exercise.

Of course they went for the sensational headline instead of just saying "Exercise can make you healthier".

(And my daughter says hi. She's watching the damn hippo again.)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:20 PM
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43. YES!!
that WAS the point of me posting this thread!!

and :hi: little-xmas!!!

hippo LOVES you!! :*

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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:23 PM
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45. She says hi.
And she said that she'll make you a cake sometime in her Easy-Bake oven. I told her that you like to cook.

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:27 PM
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47. tell her my FAVORITE easy-bake cake is chocolate!
can't WAIT!! :loveya:
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:30 PM
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49. She made me a chocolate for my birthday
with white frosting.

It was very good for her first cake.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:26 PM
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46. When will the study on the benefits of men doing housework come out?
When hell freezes over, that's when. :eyes:

I bet playing golf in your free time does the same thing. Where's that study?

Maybe boinking the garbage man would be more effective? Or the cable guy? When does that study begin?

It's all horseshit anyway.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:29 PM
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48. They could do a study about golf but some wouldn't like that.
I would think if you played a full 18 holes and WALKED (yes, I meant to stress walk) instead of rode around and if you drank bottled water to keep hydrated instead of buying drinks for everyone at the clubhouse afterward there would be mild to possibly moderate activity levels involved.

Notice I took away the cool golf cars and the beer, which is why you'll never see that study.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:34 PM
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50. Exactly.
And who knows what kind of cancers could be prevented in men by doing housework?

Or maybe it cures ED...then no more crappy ED drug commercials. Yay!
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:37 PM
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52. You notice they focus on breast cancer?
A decent housecleaning can be considered moderate exercise. Moderate exercise will benefit anyone-male or female of all ages. As I said somewhere else before, they chose "women" and "breast cancer" to sensasionalize the entire article.

Instead of saying "Moderate exercise can save your life" they'd rather play up the battle of the sexes. As to the ED ads-nah, better not say it or I'll lock this thread.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:38 PM
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53. ...
:rofl:
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:43 PM
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54. Thought you'd be proud of that.
:toast:
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:25 PM
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57. Reminds me of that study alleging that women who engage in unprotected
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 07:26 PM by BlueIris
fellatio three to five times a week have a lower risk of breast cancer. Came out in early '03. Sponsored (I believe) by the University of South Carolina, which is slowly becoming notorious for medical "studies" that are really one step above instant cell-phone polls conducted by the American Idol crew in terms of their validity and/or accuracy.
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