79 Views

High Heels May Cause Cancer

Wearing heels has a serious impact on your ability to think properly and your ability to breathe properly.

There have been a number of studies identifying health risks associated with wearing heels long-term. While wearing heels initially strengthens the ankle muscles, long-term the same muscles are weakened, leading to injury, reported researchers at the University of North Carolina in the U.S. last year.

High Heels
High heels cause inflammation in the body

Studies have suggested high heels can lead to problems including hammer toes (where the toes become permanently bent), muscle fatigue and osteoarthritis (‘wear and tear’ of the joints). There may also be a link between high heels and cancer, according to a leading cancer specialist, David Agus, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California.

He argues that wearing uncomfortable shoes every day doesn’t just cause unnecessary pain — and damage joints — it actively triggers low-level inflammation as the body struggles with being forced into an unnatural posture and gait.

Inflammation is part of the body’s natural healing process. Whether it’s puffiness around a splinter or swelling around a joint, the process is triggered when the body encounters harmful stimuli such as bacteria, injury or irritants.

However, scientists now believe if low levels of inflammation are allowed to become chronic the process can become highly destructive.

Certain kinds of inflammation have been linked to our most troubling degenerative diseases, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and can dramatically increase cancer risk,’ says Professor Agus.

He says that although cancer may be caused by damaged or faulty genes encoded within our DNA, anything that damages DNA or hinders its natural repair process can increase the risk of cancer. Professor Agus believes that if your body has to deal with ongoing, chronic inflammation it can shut down its DNA repair process to concentrate on the inflammation instead. ‘When the body’s DNA repair shop is closed, it leaves us vulnerable to cancer and other diseases,’ he says.

ALSO READ  Health Benefits, & Risks Of Sweet Potatoes

Wearing heels all day, every day, can create inflammation in the crushed toes, the balls of the feet and rubbed heels.

The impact can travel right up the leg to trigger joint degeneration and arthritis in the knee. High heels can also affect the ankles, hips and even the muscles of the lower back.

Any heel over 3in high will inevitably tilt the body forwards, which means you have to lean back to compensate, putting your pelvis out of alignment and compressing the spine.

A lower heel may cause less damage (wedges give the impression of height while keeping the food relatively flat) but the problem of inflammation is easily compounded if, say, the toes are squashed into tiny points at the front.

Problems only occur when something happens to weaken our defence mechanism, and high heels — he says — are an unnecessary hindrance to optimal health.

So although high heels might not actually cause cancer, by wearing them all the time you could be unwittingly hindering your own natural cancer-fighting abilities.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

PDP Convention: What Secondus’ Emergence Will Do For Nigeria – Ihedioha
Politics
45 views
Politics
45 views

PDP Convention: What Secondus’ Emergence Will Do For Nigeria – Ihedioha

PH - December 12, 2017

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, said yesterday, that with the newly elected executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the party…

MainOne, Tizeti Partner with Facebook to Improve Internet Connectivity in Lagos
Business
44 views
Business
44 views

MainOne, Tizeti Partner with Facebook to Improve Internet Connectivity in Lagos

PH - December 12, 2017

MainOne and Tizeti have announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage…

APM Terminals Launches Refrigerated Trucks For Nigerian Farmers
Agriculture and Farming
45 views
Agriculture and Farming
45 views

APM Terminals Launches Refrigerated Trucks For Nigerian Farmers

PH - December 12, 2017

APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in…

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati
Politics
59 views
Politics
59 views

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati

PH - December 12, 2017

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an…

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi
Politics
58 views
Politics
58 views

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi

PH - December 12, 2017

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said Nigerian youths are not ready to embrace change. The former Rivers State Governor said this while stressing that Nigerian youths…

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy
Politics
58 views
Politics
58 views

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking in an interview with a social media expert, Abang Mercy, the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah, said that some ministers…

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
Politics
54 views
Politics
54 views

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

MT - December 12, 2017

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has cured the economy and was stamping out graft since assuming power in 2015.  …

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’
Entertainment
49 views
Entertainment
49 views

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking during the inauguration of the executive council of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday, described the outcome of the…

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview
Art, History and Culture
61 views
Art, History and Culture
61 views

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview

MT - December 12, 2017

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said he never said that the Benin people owned Lagos. The monarch spoke in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the…

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)
Best of Nigeria
54 views
Best of Nigeria
54 views

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)

MT - December 12, 2017

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced date for 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members.   The orientation course will hold between…

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship
Politics
71 views
Politics
71 views

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship

MT - December 12, 2017

Human Right Activist and Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana has attacked the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), calling it a legacy of the military government and a partially…

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji
Art, History and Culture
55 views
Art, History and Culture
55 views

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji

MT - December 12, 2017

The 21 Ibadan kings , installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27 , 2017 , have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan…

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018
Entertainment
86 views
Entertainment
86 views

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018

MT - December 12, 2017

As the subtle jabs between Daddy Freeze and Leke Adeboye, son of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye festered yesterday, a pastor has threatened the former on Instagram via…

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)
Entertainment
44 views
Entertainment
44 views

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)

MT - December 12, 2017

Big, bold and beautiful actress, Eniola Badmus was pictured with Super Eagles goal poacher, Obafemi Martins and Wizkid at a beach party in Lagos State.   Wizkid…

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks
Shocking
43 views
Shocking
43 views

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks

MT - December 12, 2017

Amb. Walter Carrington (OFR), a former American Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that the failure of Africa to fully realise its potential has earned it scorn rather than respect…

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict
Politics
53 views
Politics
53 views

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict

PH - December 12, 2017

The Federal government has opened nationwide consultations with opinion leaders towards ending incessant farmers/herdsmen conflict. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo opened the dialogue with the hosting of some traditional rulers from…

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story
Shocking
119 views
Shocking
119 views

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story

PH - December 12, 2017

A 22-year-old lady Olukoya Ayomikun Ibukunoluwa shared on her Instagram how she was s3xually assaulted at the Lagos State Carnival. She was one of the dancers who performed at…

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up
Politics
112 views
Politics
112 views

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking on Channels TV programme, "Sunrise Daily" on Monday, former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, spoke on the possible reason…

Loading...