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Milk May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
- May 3, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Milk, despite all its useful functions, still has a healthy dose of harm for certain people under certain conditions – and therefore the question of how harmful it is to consume it on a daily basis remains very relevant. Here is a new study by specialists from the University of Loma Linda regarding the relationship of milk and an increased risk of cancer, which revealed that for a certain percentage of women – especially those with genetic disorders – milk consumption, even in small quantities on a daily basis, can cause breast cancer, sometimes even to a serious degree.
Researchers rely on a number of similar studies conducted over the past few years regarding pasteurized and unpasteurized milk, as well as for different groups of people who consume it. The new study presented a completely unique statistical picture, built around a wide number of women – in total, more than fifty thousand women took part in the project – and an analysis of subsequent results. After nearly eight years of continuous monitoring, 1,057 women out of 52,000 actually showed signs of breast cancer – so in a statistical sense, even молоко milk each day can increase the risk of breast cancer by up to 30%.
Pretty impressive numbers, given that the data were in an American environment, where, according to the guidelines for public health, it is advised that the public consume about two to three glasses of milk a day. For a certain group of women, the risk of developing breast cancer in a particularly malignant form reaches as much as 60%, taking into account the consumption of other dairy products.
But dairy products themselves – especially if they are fermented – somehow do not have the same level of risk as ordinary milk, which researchers also included in their research project. Thus, the study clearly illustrates the need to accurately and carefully approach the issue of compiling your individual diet, relying on all possible factors of individual health, as well as on the state of the intestinal biome.