(MNN/AP) A medical magazine is publishing an article on the role of breast implants in the development of breast cancer.
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports that a study published online this week found that the implant is important for maintaining healthy breast tissue and helps protect against infections and cancer.
The study is part of a larger study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the group that oversees the cosmetic industry.
The ASPS says that the study shows that breast implants can prevent breast cancer from developing.
The ASPS reports that the implants are safe for women over 40 and they are a proven and inexpensive way to prevent breast cancers.
The implants are also good for those who want to continue their breast growth.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that breast cancer patients undergo the breast implant surgery to reduce the risk of death and improve the quality of life.
A study published last year in the American Journal of Cancer found that women who had breast implants were less likely to die from their cancer.