Feb 20, 2014 6:24 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A new test suggests the anti-depressant Paxil could increase a woman's risk for developing some types of breast cancer.
Researchers found Paxil doesn't break down estrogen efficiently.
Estrogen is linked to 70 percent of all breast cancers.
About a quarter of breast cancer patients and a quarter of all women in their forties and fifties take some type of anti-depressant.
Experts say more studies are still needed, and women should consult their doctor before going off Paxil.
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