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Regular intake of Dairy Products could lead to Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has been considered as the most common cancer type in women worldwide and is the biggest reason for cancer mortality in females in the world. The occurance of breast cancer is influenced by many factors such as exogenous hormone intake, diet, and alcohol. A new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has analyzed the association between intake of dairy milk with the risk of breast cancer in women.

According to International Journal of Epidemiology, even little amounts of dairy milk intake can increase women’s risk of breast cancer, 80%  up to the amount consumed. ” Quite relevant evidence that either dairy milk or some other factor close to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women”, says the First author of the paper, Gary E. Fraser, MBChB, PhD. Fraser also mentioned that Consuming as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer of 30%, By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk went up to 50%, and for those drinking two to three cups per day, the risk increased further to 70% to 80%.

For the study, Dietary intakes of nearly 53,000 North American women were evaluated for nearly eight years, all of whom were initially free of cancer. Dietary intakes were estimated from food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), questionnaire had questions about demographics, family history of breast cancer, physical activity, alcohol consumption, hormonal and other medication use, breast cancer screening, and reproductive and gynaecological history.

According to International Journal of Epidemiology, even little amounts of dairy milk intake can increase women’s risk of breast cancer by 80%, depending upon the amount consumed. ” Quite relevant evidence that either dairy milk or some other factor close to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women”, says the First author of the paper, Gary E. Fraser, MBChB, PhD. Fraser also mentioned that Consuming as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer of 30%, By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk went up by 50%, and for those drinking two to three cups per day, the risk further increased by 70% to 80%.

For the study, Dietary intakes of nearly 53,000 North American women were evaluated for nearly eight years, all of whom were initially free of cancer. Dietary intakes were estimated from food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), questionnaire had questions about demographics, family history of breast cancer, physical activity, alcohol consumption, hormonal and other medication use, breast cancer screening, and reproductive and gynaecological history.

According to International Journal of Epidemiology, even little amounts of dairy milk intake can increase women’s risk of breast cancer, 80%  up to the amount consumed. ” Quite relevant evidence that either dairy milk or some other factor close to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women”, says the First author of the paper, Gary E. Fraser, MBChB, PhD. Fraser also mentioned that Consuming as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer of 30%, By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk went up to 50%, and for those drinking two to three cups per day, the risk increased further to 70% to 80%.

For the study, Dietary intakes of nearly 53,000 North American women were evaluated for nearly eight years, all of whom were initially free of cancer. Dietary intakes were estimated from food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), questionnaire had questions about demographics, family history of breast cancer, physical activity, alcohol consumption, hormonal and other medication use, breast cancer screening, and reproductive and gynaecological history.

At the end of the study, there were 1,057 new breast cancer cases during follow-up. Fraser noted that Higher intakes of dairy calories and dairy milk were associated with greater risk of breast cancer, independent of soy intake, However the results had minimal variation if compared the consumption of full fat to reduced or non-fat milks; there were no associations noted with cheese and yogurt.

So, Dairy milk does have some positive nutritional qualities, but these need to be balanced against other possible, less helpful effects.

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