Milk consumption and prostate cancer

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Milk consumption and prostate cancer

The Physicians Health Study in 2000 tracked 20,885 male doctors over 10 years, and it found that those who consumed 2.5 servings of dairy products per day were 30 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer, compared with those using less than half a serving, and that includes both nonfat and full-fat dairy products. Similarly, the 1999 Health Professionals Follow-up Study, including 50,000 men, found that those who consumed the most dairy products had a 70 percent higher risk of prostate cancer. IGF-1 may not be the only culprit. Milk drinking causes several hormonal changes that would be expected to increase cancer risk...

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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