Dairy milk may increase breast cancer risk by 80%, researched on 53 thousand women
New York. Researchers say that consuming small amounts of dairy milk may also increase the risk of breast cancer in women. This risk can increase up to 80%. However, it depends on the intake of milk. Gary E. Fraser, who is associated with Loma Linda University in the US, said – there is strong evidence that breast milk causes breast cancer in women. Consuming 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day can increase the risk of breast cancer.
The study of 53,000 North American women evaluated the diet for a study of the report published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. All of them were initially cancer free. Women were researched for eight years.
Researchers said – the risk related to drinking one cup of milk per day increases by 50%. At the same time, the risk increases to 70 to 80% for those who drink two to three cups per day. The diet of women was evaluated 24 hours during the study. Along with this, their demographics, family history of breast cancer, physical activities, consumption of alcohol, use of hormonal and other drugs, reproductive and gynecological issues were taken into consideration.
New cases of breast cancer seen in 1,057 women: researchers
At the end of the study, it was observed that 1,057 women had breast cancer cases. Their diet analysis revealed no clear link between soy products and breast cancer. Researchers said that there was a slight difference in the results from the intake of fat and less or nonfat milk. According to Dr. Fraser, dairy food and especially milk in it are more dangerous. Statistics suggest that the risk can be reduced by using soy milk as its substitute. This means that if we use its alternatives instead of dairy milk, then it will be better in terms of health.
Hormone related to breast cancer
According to researchers, dairy milk may have sex hormone content as a possible cause of breast cancer. Cows are of course breast-fed and are often about 75% pregnant in dairy. Breast cancer is a hormone related cancer in women. In addition, in some reports, protein intake from dairy and other animals is also associated with high blood levels of hormones, insulin-like growth factor-1, which is believed to promote some cancers.