Milk Consumption Linked to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer – Runners World

Study shows consistently drinking just one cup a day may raise risk up to 50 percent.

  • Regularly drinking milk may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer up to 80 percent depending upon the amount consumed, according to a study by researchers at Loma University Health in California published in International Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Even just a small amount—less than a cup of dairy milk a day—was associated with an increased risk of 30 percent. Cheese, yogurt, and soy foods like soy milk did not raise breast cancer risk.
  • Though the increases in risk are sharp, it’s important to keep them in perspective. If drinking one cup of milk a day increases your breast cancer risk by 50 percent, it does not mean you have a 50 percent chance of developing cancer. It means your risk is 50 percent higher than it would otherwise be.
  • Researchers suggest that hormones associated with dairy milk may be the culprit behind the cancer connection. They suggest women at increased risk for the disease find milk substitutes.

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