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New study associates intake of dairy milk with greater risk of breast cancer

Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health. "Dairy, soy and risk of breast cancer: Those confounded milks," published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, found that even relatively moderate amounts of dairy milk consumption can increase women's risk of breast cancer—up to 80% depending on the amount consumed. First author of the paper, Gary E. Fraser, MBChB, Ph.D., said the observational study gives "fairly strong evidence that either dairy milk or some other factor closely related to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women.  Read more....

 

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