Dairy milk can be a major cause of breast cancer

According to new research by the researchers at Loma Linda University Health, Consumption of milk is connected with a greater risk of breast cancer. The research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology shows that women with a reasonably moderate amount of milk intake can increase women’s risk of breast cancer by a whopping odds of 80%, depending on the amount of consumption.

Gary E. Fraser, first author of the paper said the observational study gives an honestly strong indication that either dairy milk or some other specific factor closely related to drinking dairy milk is a cause of breast cancer in women. Drinking as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day was linked with an augmented risk of breast cancer of 30%,” Fraser also explained “By consumption of up to one cup per day, the related risk went up to 50%, and for those downing two to three cups per day, the risk increased further to 70% to 80%.

However, he said, dairy foods, especially milk, were associated with increased risk, and the data predicted a noticeable lessening in risk allied with replacing soymilk for dairy milk. This raises the likelihood that dairy-alternate kinds of milk may be an optimal choice. Fraser said the probable explanations for these relations between breast cancer and dairy milk may be the sex hormone content of dairy milk and Breast cancer in women is a hormone-responsive cancer.

Fraser further said, “Dairy milk does have some positive nutritional qualities, but they need to balance out the cause and effects, and it is about time that further research on dairy milk is conducted.”